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Peter Morici

Economist and Author; Professor at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
  • Former Director of Economics at the U.S. International Trade Commission
  • Expert at breaking down the complex economic implications of various policies
  • Cuts through spin to deliver a colloquial and energetic overview of the global economy
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Economic OutlookFinance Policy & RegulationInternational BusinessAuthors

Peter Morici is an economist and professor of business at the University of Maryland's Smith School of Business. His peerless track record as an economic forecaster and accessible presentation style has made his opinions and insight the go-to source in the national media and for government and business leaders across the globe. A former director of economics at the US International Trade Commission (ITC), he's an expert on the global economy, the state of the US economy, economic policy, and business strategy. He has advised many leading corporations and governments across the globe, and he serves on the Reuter's and Market Watch macroeconomic forecasting panels. He is a three times winner of the Market Watch top forecaster award.

At a time when businesses and associations need clear-eyed and accurate information about the state of the economy, Peter Morici delivers presentations that are informative, straightforward, colloquial style—in language the interested layman can understand and appreciate. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, he cuts through the political spin to get to the real-world implications and likely outcomes of the policies enacted in Washington and in boardrooms across the country.

Advisor To The Hill. At the ITC, Morici directed the agency's professional economists working on investigations 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.

In 1976, he joined the Federal Energy Administration, and in 1978, moved to the National Planning Association in Washington. At NPA, Morici served in positions of increasing research and managerial responsibility and was elected a vice president in 1983.

A Prolific Voice On Business & Economics. Morici's insights and analysis are frequently featured on CNN, CNBC, Fox, CBS, NPR, and the BBC, and in columns on the opinion pages of newspapers and portals in the United States and abroad. He is the author of 18 books and monographs, including titles such as The Trade Deficit: Where Does It Come from and What Does It Do and Reassessing American Competitiveness. He has also published widely in leading public policy and business journals such as the Harvard Business Review, Foreign Policy, International Economy, Regulation, and Asian Wall Street Journal.

An Exciting & Energetic Speaker. Morici has a particular capacity to break down complex economic issues to make them understandable to laymen, and his animated and informal speaking style put audiences at ease and rivets their attention. His pervasive presence in the media makes him the people's economist, and his speaking style confounds audience's expectations. Spicing his presentations with wit and an unguarded command of the language, he makes the dismal science at once alive and compelling.

Morici received his Ph.D. in economics from the SUNY-Albany in 1974, and from 1974 to 1976, he taught at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. He joined the University of Maine as a professor of economics in 1988 and was director of its Canadian-American Center from 1990 to 1993. The Ford, Rockefeller, Sloan, Donner foundations, and several other foundations have supported his work.

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