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The staff research publications help keep the Commission and the public current on domestic and global activities that affect U.S. trade, investment, and competitiveness conditions. This research is typically conducted by staff in the Office of Economics and Office of Industries, and is published in three different formats. For further information about the differences between the publications, please visit Publications Type information.

Note that staff research publications reflect the work of individual authors and are not the views of the U.S. International Trade Commission or any of its individual Commissioners.

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Title Document Type Date Author
 PDF icon Illicit Trade in Consumer Electronics Executive Briefings May 2021 Sharon Ford
 PDF icon Political Economy Protection and FDI [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2021 Patricia Mueller and Samantha Schreiber
 PDF icon Nickel in Indonesia: A Story of Trade Restraints and Emerging Technologies (Part 2) Executive Briefings May 2021 David Guberman
 PDF icon Nickel in Indonesia: A Story of Trade Restraints and Emerging Technologies (Part 1) Executive Briefings May 2021 David Guberman
 PDF icon The Evolution of Global Onshore Wind Turbine Blade Production and Trade Executive Briefings May 2021 Andrew David
 PDF icon State-Level Employment Implications of Trade Policy [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2021 David Riker
 PDF icon The Effects of Rail Prices on U.S. Agricultural Exports Staff Publication/Working Paper Apr 2021 Joann Peterson, Justin Choe
 PDF icon Sub-National Employment Implications of U.S. Pharmaceutical Exports [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Apr 2021 David Riker
 PDF icon Post-Brexit Customs Requirements Hamper UK-EU Goods Trade Despite Agreement Executive Briefings Apr 2021 Brian Daigle and Joann Peterson
 PDF icon gegravity: General Equilibrium Gravity Modeling in Python [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Apr 2021 Peter Herman
 PDF icon Estimating the Direct Employment Effects of Industry-Specific Trade Policy Changes [PDF], File [Spreadsheet models], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Apr 2021 David Riker
 PDF icon Rising Maritime Freight Shipping Costs Impacted by Covid-19 [PDF], HTML icon Interactive Graphic Executive Briefings Apr 2021 Gregory LaRocca
 PDF icon U.S. Visa Issuances in 2020: H-2A Issuances Defy the Trend Executive Briefings Apr 2021 Jennifer Baumert Powell
 PDF icon The Potential to Increase Exports under the General System of Preferences [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Mar 2021 Patricia Mueller and David Riker
 PDF icon Listen: How 3D Printing May Increase Trade in Hearing Aids Executive Briefings Mar 2021 Brennan Taylor and Dixie Downing
 PDF icon How Can Environmental Regulation Impact Markets and Trade Patterns? Part 1 Executive Briefings Mar 2021 Jared Farber and Dixie Downing
 PDF icon Data Protection Laws in Africa: A Pan-African Survey and Noted Trends Journal of International Commerce and Economics Mar 2021 Brian Daigle
 PDF icon China Emerges as a Major Exporter of Wind Turbine Nacelles Executive Briefings Mar 2021 Andrew David
 PDF icon The Role of “Mode Switching” in Services Trade (pdf) Staff Publication/Working Paper Feb 2021 Tamar Khachaturian and Sarah Oliver
 PDF icon Trends in U.S. Trade During the COVID-19 Economic Downturn Executive Briefings Feb 2021 Chris Montgomery and Carlos David Payan
 PDF icon U.S. LED Lamp (Bulb) Imports Rise Amid Lighting Transition Executive Briefings Feb 2021 Andrew David
 PDF icon U.S. Light Fixture Manufacturing in the LED Illumination Era Executive Briefings Feb 2021 Andrew David
 PDF icon The Forgotten Middle: Manufactured Inputs for Electric Vehicle (EV) Batteries Executive Briefings Feb 2021 David Coffin
 PDF icon One Nation, One Language? Domestic Language Diversity, Trade and Welfare [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Jan 2021 Tamara Gurevich, Peter Herman, Farid Toubal, and Yoto Yotov
 PDF icon Comparing Trade Balance Closures in the GTAP-Recursive Dynamic (GTAP-RD) Model [pdf] Staff Publication/Working Paper Jan 2021 Wen Jin "Jean" Yuan and Mary Burfisher
 PDF icon Drone Services in Construction Staff Publication/Working Paper Jan 2021 Jennifer Powell
 PDF icon Supply Chain for EV Batteries: 2020 Trade and Value-add Update Staff Publication/Working Paper Jan 2021 Jeff Horowitz, David Coffin, Brennan Taylor
 PDF icon Rare Earth Elements Supply Chains, Part 1: An Update on Global Production and Trade Executive Briefings Dec 2020 Kelsi Van Veen and Alex Melton
 PDF icon Modeling the Effects of Labor Standards on Trade and Wages [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Dec 2020 David Riker
 PDF icon Practical Tools for Modeling the Economic Effects of Tariff Changes [PDF], File [Spreadsheet models], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Nov 2020 David Riker and Samantha Schreiber
 PDF icon The WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement: Implementation Status and Next Steps Journal of International Commerce and Economics Nov 2020 Joann Peterson
 PDF icon Approximating an Industry-Specific Global Economic Model of Trade Policy [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Nov 2020 David Riker
 PDF icon The Impact of EU Anti-dumping Duties on Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solution Staff Publication/Working Paper Oct 2020 Samuel Goodman
 PDF icon Demographic Diversity in U.S. Automotive Manufacturing Executive Briefings Sep 2020 David Coffin and Amanda Lawrence
 PDF icon A Pragmatic Approach to Estimating Nondiscriminatory Non-tariff Trade Costs [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Sep 2020 Peter Herman
 PDF icon Adding Travel Goods to GSP: Did BDCs Benefit? Executive Briefings Sep 2020 Ryan Kane and Marin Weaver
 PDF icon Cross-Border Ownership: An Expanded Model and Application to the U.S. Beer Market [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Sep 2020 Tyler Daun, Christopher Montgomery
 PDF icon Kenyan Automotive Industry: Historical Trends and Recent Policy Changes Executive Briefings Sep 2020 Simon Adhanom and Jeffrey Horowitz
 PDF icon Geothermal Heat Pumps: Demand is Heating Up Executive Briefings Sep 2020 Dixie Downing and Fernando Garcia
 PDF icon Import Entry and Regional Distribution in the U.S. Furniture Market [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Sep 2020 David Riker
 PDF icon A Simple Dynamic Industry Specific PE Model with Flexible Capital and Wages [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Aug 2020 Ross Hallren
 PDF icon Illicit Trade in Endangered Flora and Fauna Executive Briefings Aug 2020 Eric Heath
 PDF icon Carbon Border Adjustments: A Catalyst for Lower Aluminum Industry Emissions? Executive Briefings Aug 2020 Daniel Matthews
 PDF icon Autonomous Mobile Robots for Warehouses: Rising U.S. Production and Competition Executive Briefings Aug 2020 Robert Casanova, Fernando Garcia, and Andrew David
 PDF icon Practical PE Models of Trade and FDI Policy Uncertainty [PDF], File [Spreadsheet models], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Aug 2020 Patricia Mueller, David Riker
 PDF icon A Trade Cost Approach to Estimating the Elasticity of Substitution [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Jul 2020 David Riker
 PDF icon Is China In a High-Tech, Low-Productivity Trap? [PDF] Staff Publication/Working Paper Jul 2020 Alexander Hammer, Shahid Yusuf
 PDF icon What's Unique About China's Trade with the United States? A Multi-Dimensional Perspective Using China's Customs Data [PDF] Staff Publication/Working Paper Jul 2020 Alexander Hammer, Ujjwall Uppuluri
 PDF icon How Big Is China’s BRI-Related OFDI Spending & Where Is It Going? Executive Briefings Jul 2020 Alexander B. Hammer and Trevor Litwin
 PDF icon Global Value Chains: Lithium in Lithium-ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles Staff Publication/Working Paper Jul 2020 Gregory M. LaRocca