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Peter Morici

Professor of International Business, University of Maryland

Peter Morici is a professor of international business at the University of Maryland in College Park.

He previously served as director of economics at the U.S. International Trade Commission, where he directed the agency’s professional economists and provided international economic policy advice to the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees, U.S. Trade Representative, Council of Economic Advisors, and other government agencies.

Mr. Morici has advised many leading corporations and governments regarding trade and regulatory issues. He serves on the Bloomberg and Reuters macroeconomic forecasting panels and has been featured on many media networks and newspapers.

He has authored 18 books and monographs including "Reconciling Trade and the Environment in the World Trade Organization," "Labor Standards in the Global Trading System" and "Antitrust in the Global Trading System: Reconciling U.S., Japanese and EU Approaches."

He has also published numerous articles in leading public policy and business journals such as Foreign Policy, International Economy, Regulation, Asian Wall Street Journal and the Harvard Business Review.

Mr. Morici earned his Ph.D. in economics at the State University of New York at Albany.

You can follow his tweets @pmorici1.

Articles by Peter Morici

Trump’s Immigration Plan: Sound Start for Compromise

Trump's proposed immigration plan does provide a starting point to accomplish an ultimate compromise that would better serve the national interests.

February 15, 2018

E-Vehicles: Detroit’s Comeback Story?

Can US automakers win the race for future dominance in the e-vehicles market?

October 24, 2017

Mr. Trump: Focus on China

American worker's prosperity depends on it.

May 5, 2017

Trump’s Jawboning Won’t Deliver Enough US Jobs

Is the U.S. President trying to evade the necessity to tackle China on trade policy?

March 22, 2017

Mr. Trump, Just Follow Germany’s Example

Republicans coming up short on Obamacare Repeal and Replace

February 23, 2017

Trump Must Prepare for Showdown with China

An increasingly assertive China poses the most vexing and far reaching challenges for American prosperity and security.

December 14, 2016

How to Assess the Trump Economy in a Global Context

A reality check on what’s really ahead for US infrastructure, tax cuts, health care and protectionism.

November 22, 2016

The Wheels Are Coming Off Obamacare

Could a German-style approach to health insurance get the US out of the conundrum of paying more and receiving uneven results for health care?

November 2, 2016

Trump Supporters Have Good Reason to Be Mad

To men who have seen their economic opportunities fade, Trump sounds like he is making a good deal of sense.

April 15, 2016

Trump: Right on Trade

The Republican frontrunner reflects the U.S. electorate’s deep frustrations on the economy.

January 29, 2016

Why Good U.S. Jobs Are Too Few and Wages So Poor

The lack of workers trained for a more technologically demanding workplace is slowing growth.

January 8, 2016

The West Should Unite to Crush ISIS

ISIS is now too powerful for the West to remain safe without commitment of large ground forces.

November 18, 2015

Troubles at Walmart, IBM and the New American Century

America's 20th century business icons are in trouble — but that's no reason to worry.

October 22, 2015

Five Big Challenges for the U.S. Economy

Prospects for U.S. jobs and wage gains are dimming.

April 3, 2015

Obama’s Amnesty Further Fractures America

Is Obama using executive power to satisfy a constituency and put it above the rule of law?

November 25, 2014

Electing a Republican Senate Won’t Fix What’s Broke

On two key issues – jobs and health care – Americans have a lot to learn from (Northern) Europe.

October 31, 2014

Mr. Obama: To Attack Inequality, Expand Vocational Training

The United States sends too many kids to college.

October 28, 2014

ISIS Crisis: Blame Germany and China?

Terrorism is inspired and financed by the failings of the global economy.

September 12, 2014

The Terrible Truth About Income Inequality

U.S. politicians pretend to support the poor and middle class. They are firmly in the pockets of the super-rich.

May 13, 2014

Key Takeaways From the GM Safety Debacle

What have we learned about General Motors from the latest mess?

April 14, 2014

Bitcoin Debacle: The Myth of Virtual Money

Bitcoin is another scheme that simply does not match hyper-libertarian expectations.

March 4, 2014

Japan: The Economic Consequences of Disaster

What will be the economic fallout from the tragedies that have devastated Japan?

March 15, 2011

U.S. Debt Should Be Downgraded to Below Japan’s

Why is Japan's ability to pay down its debt much stronger than the United States'?

January 31, 2011

The Tea Party's Victories Are No Surprise

Why did the Tea Party win big in the recent U.S. congressional primaries?

September 20, 2010

Why the G-20 Must Regulate Bank Pay

How were outlandish bank bonuses one of the principal causes of the credit crisis?

September 23, 2009

Running on Steroids: A False Economic Recovery

What underlying problems threaten the nascent U.S. economic recovery?

August 26, 2009

Fixing U.S. Health Care

What kind of healthcare reforms should President Obama pursue?

May 22, 2009

Obama’s First Moves

How should Obama guide the United States out of economic crisis?

November 10, 2008

Strategies to End the Crisis

How should the United States solve its systemic economic woes?

October 28, 2008

The U.S. Dollar: From Greenback to Cheapback

What are the keys to avoiding an economic recession of unknown depth and duration?

March 11, 2008

The Pope and Ben Bernanke

What exactly went awry in the broad U.S. financial system over subprime mortgages?

August 23, 2007

Dis/Honesty and U.S. Immigration Policy

How dependent is the United States on its immigrant population?

May 18, 2006