Peter Morici

Professor, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Peter Morici is a professor at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, and former Chief Economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission.


  • Morici: The Recovery Is Near Grinding to a Halt Tuesday, 5 Oct 2010 | 10:44 AM ET
    Job seekers wait in line to have their résumés reviewed at the second annual Anaheim/Orange County Job Fair.

    Friday, the Labor Department reports jobs creation for September, and forecasters are predicting the U.S. economy neither added nor lost jobs. This indicates the economic recovery is near grinding to a halt.

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    Democrats are pulling up in the polls—though not doing well, they are doing less badly. Prospects for a Republican sweep seem less likely than two weeks ago, and the Republicans have only themselves to blame.

  • Morici: Why Gold is $1300 an Ounce! Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 | 8:25 AM ET

    Gold is approaching $1300 an ounce for good reason. The Obama Administration has flooded the world with greenbacks and Treasuries, global investors have little confidence in the management of the U.S. economy, and investors have taken refuge in gold.