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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 Disaggregated Gravity: Benchmark Estimates and Stylized Facts from a New Database [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Jun 2020 Ingo Borchert, Mario Larch, Serge Shikher, Yoto Yotov
 PDF icon Lithium-Ion Battery Materials for Electric Vehicles and their Global Value Chains Staff Publication/Working Paper Jun 2020 Sarah Scott, Robert Ireland
 PDF icon The EU General Data Protection Regulation: An Analysis of Enforcement Trends by EU Data Protection Authorities Journal of International Commerce and Economics Jun 2020 Brian Daigle and Mahnaz Khan
 PDF icon Labor Mobility and the Impact of Import Prices on U.S. Wages [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2020 David Riker
 PDF icon Uncertainty at the Farm-Level: Monte-Carlo Simulations for Farm Planning [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2020 Meagan Martin
 PDF icon Global Value Chains: Cobalt in Lithium-ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2020 Daniel Matthews
 PDF icon The International Trade and Production Database for Estimation (ITPD-E) [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2020 Ingo Borchert, Mario Larch, Serge Shikher, Yoto Yotov
 PDF icon Updated Estimates of the Trade Elasticity of Substitution [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2020 Saad Ahmad, David Riker
 PDF icon Can Trade Barriers Explain Productivity Differences Between Foreign and Domestic Services Firms? [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2020 Saad Ahmad, Sarah Oliver, Caroline Peters
 PDF icon A Comprehensive Comparison of Rules of Origin in U.S. Trade Agreements Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2020 William Powers, Ricky Ubee
 PDF icon A Review of Economic Literature on Foreign Direct Investment [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Apr 2020 David Riker, Heather Wickramarachi
 PDF icon The Method of Reflections and U.S. Occupational Employment [PDF], File [XLSX] Staff Publication/Working Paper Apr 2020 Isaac Wohl
 PDF icon The Rising Role of Re-exporting Hubs in Global Value Chains Journal of International Commerce and Economics Apr 2020 Lin Jones, Christine Kobza, Finian Lowery, Caroline Peters
 PDF icon A Comparison of Armington Elasticity Estimates in the Trade Literature [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Apr 2020 Saad Ahmad, Christopher Montgomery, Samantha Schreiber
 PDF icon Using Waste Carbon Feedstocks to Produce Chemicals Staff Publication/Working Paper Apr 2020 Elizabeth R. Nesbitt
 PDF icon Characteristics of the Integrated Circuit Industries in the U.S. and China: A Primer Executive Briefings Mar 2020 Christopher D. Watson
 PDF icon Modeling the Enforcement of IPR Through Trade Agreements [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Mar 2020 David Riker
 PDF icon Modeling the Potential Impact of African Swine Fever on Chinese Whey Demand [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Mar 2020 Lesley Ahmed, Samantha Schreiber
 PDF icon The Periodic Table of USITC Investigations Executive Briefings Feb 2020 Samuel Goodman
 PDF icon European Spruce Bark Beetle Infestation Affecting U.S. and EU Softwood Exports Executive Briefings Feb 2020 Kelsi Van Veen
 PDF icon Modeling Tariff Policy in Concentrated Markets with Cross Border Ownership [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Jan 2020 Christopher Montgomery, David Riker
 PDF icon Import Entry Following a Tariff Reduction: Estimating an Upper Bound [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Jan 2020 David Riker
 PDF icon 2020 Marine Fuel Regulations Set to Make Waves in Global Fuel Markets Executive Briefings Jan 2020 Diana Friedman
 PDF icon Understanding Non-Tariff Measures in Services Trade Using Firm-Level Data Executive Briefings Jan 2020 Tamar Khachaturian, Sarah Oliver, and Art Chambers
 PDF icon Along Came a Monemporist: A Model of Bertrand-Monopsony Competition [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Dec 2019 Ross Hallren
 PDF icon Decline in U.S. Turbine Exports Executive Briefings Dec 2019 Andrew David
 PDF icon Global Trends in 3-D Printing Executive Briefings Dec 2019 Christine Kobza
 PDF icon Opportunities for Standardization in Additive Manufacturing Executive Briefings Dec 2019 Christine Kobza
 PDF icon Could 3-D Printing Change Global Trade? The Potential Effects of 3-D Printing on Global Supply Chains Executive Briefings Dec 2019 Christine Kobza
 PDF icon The Post-Recession Rise of Non-Tariff Measures Staff Publication/Working Paper Nov 2019 Mihir Torsekar
 PDF icon Building Vehicle Autonomy: Sensors, Semiconductors, Software and U.S. Competitiveness Staff Publication/Working Paper Nov 2019 David Coffin and John VerWey, Sarah Oliver
 PDF icon A Non-Technical Guide to the PE Modeling Portal [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Nov 2019 Erika Bethmann, David Coffin, Samantha Schreiber, Heather Wickramarachi
 PDF icon The Short-Run Effects of Product Differentiation on Trade [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Nov 2019 Peter Herman, Ryan Lee
 PDF icon Death of the Zombie Steel Firms and Reduction of Steel Excess Capacity in China Executive Briefings Nov 2019 Pedro Cardenas
 PDF icon China's Recycled Wastepaper Import Policies: Part 2 Economic Effects and Implications for Associated Industries Executive Briefings Nov 2019 Sarah Scott and Robert Ireland
 PDF icon The EU Medical Device Regulation and the U.S. Medical Device Industry Journal of International Commerce and Economics Nov 2019 Brian Daigle and Mihir Torsekar
 PDF icon China’s Move Up the Value Chain Through More Complex Intermediate Exports Executive Briefings Nov 2019 Lin Jones, Meryem Demirkaya, and Erika Bethmann
 PDF icon Modeling FDI: Tariff Jumping and Export Platforms [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Oct 2019 David Riker, Samantha Schreiber
 PDF icon FDI, Price Setting, and Tariff Changes in a Logit Model [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Oct 2019 David Riker, Samantha Schreiber
 PDF icon Estimating U.S. Import Penetration into Sub-National Regions [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Oct 2019 David Riker
 PDF icon The South Korea-Japan Trade Dispute in Context: Semiconductor Manufacturing, Chemicals, and Concentrated Supply Chains Staff Publication/Working Paper Oct 2019 Samuel M. Goodman, Dan Kim and John VerWey
 PDF icon A Changing of the Guard? Emerging Southeast Asian Suppliers of Medical Technology Executive Briefings Oct 2019 Mihir Torsekar
 PDF icon Machine Vision Systems: Industrial Applications Rise, but Trade is Hard to Track Executive Briefings Oct 2019 Fernando Gracia
 PDF icon When Countries Leave Trade Agreements: A Survey of Cases 1949–2019 Journal of International Commerce and Economics Oct 2019 Brian Daigle, Samantha DeCarlo, and Gregory LaRocca
 PDF icon Rosewood Protection and the U.S. Guitar Industry Executive Briefings Oct 2019 Christine Kobza
 PDF icon The Thin Infrared Line: Global Trade in Elements for non-Silicon Solar Cells Journal of International Commerce and Economics Oct 2019 Samuel M. Goodman
 PDF icon The Mysterious Divergence in China's Productivity and Innovation Patterns Executive Briefings Sep 2019 Jennifer Bernard and Alexander B. Hammer
 PDF icon The Value of U.S. Service Employment in Manufacturing Sectors Journal of International Commerce and Economics Sep 2019 Sarah Oliver
 PDF icon U.S.-India Trade Tensions and Medical Devices Executive Briefings Sep 2019 Mihir Torsekar
 PDF icon Title VII AD/CVD Orders: Country and Sectoral Breakdowns Executive Briefings Sep 2019 Junie Joseph