Peter Morici

Professor Peter Morici, of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, is a recognized expert on economic policy and international economics. Prior to joining the university, he served as director of the Office of Economics at the U.S. International Trade Commission. He is the author of 18 books and monographs and has published widely in leading public policy and business journals, including the Harvard Business Review and Foreign Policy. Morici has lectured and offered executive programs at more than 100 institutions, including Columbia University, the Harvard Business School and Oxford University. His views are frequently featured on CNN, CBS, BBC, FOX, ABC, CNBC, NPR, NPB and national broadcast networks around the world.

 

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Recent Articles By The Author

Obamacare Subsidies Should Be Struck Down for Legal and Economic Reasons

Obamacare Subsidies Should Be Struck Down for Legal and Economic Reasons

Here's why the Supreme Court shouldn't allow subsidies for insurance plans on the federal exchange.

Big Dose of Reality: Greece Must Default or Restructure Its Debt

Big Dose of Reality: Greece Must Default or Restructure Its Debt

For Germany and other creditors, the only sensible options are to accept big losses on the debt they hold now or let Greece leave the euro altogether.

How the Federal Reserve Is Losing Clout Because of Globalization

How the Federal Reserve Is Losing Clout Because of Globalization

Fed policy makers are scheduled to meet on Tuesday and Wednesday. The question is, will any decision they make have much of an impact on the economy or stock market?

How Obama’s Asian Trade Deal Sells Out American Workers

How Obama’s Asian Trade Deal Sells Out American Workers

The Trans-Pacific Partnership would cost Americans jobs and depress wages in the U.S. Here's why.

Strong Dollar, Skills Shortage to Slow Jobs Growth

Strong Dollar, Skills Shortage to Slow Jobs Growth

Without substantive policy responses to the overvalued dollar, compulsory work and training for the jobless, and a radical reform of higher education, things are simply not going to get better.

Strong Dollar Is Killing U.S. Economic Growth and Putting Fed Rate Hikes on Hold

Strong Dollar Is Killing U.S. Economic Growth and Putting Fed Rate Hikes on Hold

The strong dollar continues to drag down U.S. growth, complicating the Federal Reserve's plans to raise interest rates, and casting doubts on President Obama's proposed free trade agreement.

Why Pushing Companies to Return Cash to Shareholders Is Good for the Economy

Why Pushing Companies to Return Cash to Shareholders Is Good for the Economy

Spending more money on research and development and other growth initiatives isn't necessarily better than buybacks and dividends.

Why the Federal Reserve Will Have a Tough Time Raising Interest Rates

Why the Federal Reserve Will Have a Tough Time Raising Interest Rates

The Federal Reserve is on track to raise interest rates later this year. Chair Janet Yellen has good reasons to push ahead, but she may not get very far.

Fixing Income Inequality Without the Minimum Wage

Fixing Income Inequality Without the Minimum Wage

Demonstrators bent on forcing McDonald's to dramatically raise wages are doomed to fail, but their rage is well founded. Inequality requires much better solutions than boosting the minimum wage.

Obama’s Pacific Trade Pact Needs Tougher Rules to Be Effective

Obama’s Pacific Trade Pact Needs Tougher Rules to Be Effective

The issues of currency manipulation and subsidized foreign goods must be addressed.