AuthorPeter MORICI is a professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He formerly served as director of economics at the United States International Trade Commission. Morici received a PhD in economics from the State University of New York at Albany in 1974. In 1976 he joined the Federal Energy Administration; in 1978 he moved to the National Planning Association in Washington, D.C., where he served in positions of increasing research and managerial responsibility and was elected a vice president in 1983. He has published widely on international economic policy issues and is the author of several books on the World Trade Organization. Most recently he has written about the challenges of accommodating international environmental and labor standards in the WTO and addressing international antitrust issues through a WTO agreement. An adviser to companies on trade and macroeconomic issues, he serves on the Reuters and Bloomberg macroeconomic forecasting panels.