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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 Disentangling the Effects of Investor-State Dispute Settlement Provisions on Foreign Direct Investment [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Nov 2022 Saad Ahmad, Ben Liebman, and Heather Wickramarachi
 PDF icon Fat Chance: Is Irish Butter as Green as Consumers Think? Executive Briefings Nov 2022 Brad Gehrke
 PDF icon Regulatory Quality and Trade Performance: An Econometric Analysis [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Oct 2022 David Riker
 PDF icon A Small Colossus: Rhodium and Russia Executive Briefings Oct 2022 Samantha DeCarlo and Samuel Goodman
 PDF icon Disentangling the Knot: Identifying U.S. and Global Exposure to Xinjiang Cotton Staff Publication/Working Paper Oct 2022 Dylan Carlson and Marin Weaver
 PDF icon Taking a Bite Out of Cookies: The Implications of France’s Cookie Policies on European Privacy Regulation Staff Publication/Working Paper Oct 2022 Mahnaz Khan and Brian Daigle
 PDF icon New U.S. Law May Impede Imports of Wide Range of Products from Xinjiang, China Executive Briefings Oct 2022 David Coffin, Dixie Downing, Marin Weaver, and Eric Heath
 PDF icon Russia, Ukraine, and Pig Iron Supply Executive Briefings Oct 2022 David Guberman
 PDF icon Global Reliance on Chinese Manufacturing Executive Briefings Oct 2022 Lin Jones
 PDF icon Incorporating Industry-Specific Wages and Unemployment into the GTAP Model: U.S.-EU Trade Liberalization Scenarios [PDF] Staff Publication/Working Paper Sep 2022 Wen Jin "Jean" Yuan, Katherine Antonio, and Arona Butcher
 PDF icon Supply Chain Vulnerability to International Trade Costs: An Application to Agricultural Chemicals [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Sep 2022 David Riker
 PDF icon Bracing for a Softwood Lumber Supply Shock Executive Briefings Sep 2022 Sarah Scott
 PDF icon Quantum Computing: Industry Developments Executive Briefings Sep 2022 Gregory LaRocca
 PDF icon The Impact of Apparel Specific Rules of Origin on U.S. Textile and Apparel Trade: Case Study on CAFTA-DR Countries Staff Publication/Working Paper Sep 2022 Heidi Colby-Oizumi, Kimberlie Freund, Marinos Tsigas, and Laura Rodriguez
 PDF icon A PE Model of Neon Exports from Ukraine [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Aug 2022 Samantha DeCarlo, Samuel Goodman, and David Riker
 PDF icon The Impact of EU-Mercosur Agreement on Member Countries and the United States Staff Publication/Working Paper Jul 2022 Erika Bethmann and Fernando Gracia
 PDF icon The International Trade and Production Database for Estimation - Release 2 (ITPD-E-R02), Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Jul 2022 Ingo Borchert, Mario Larch, Serge Shikher, and Yoto Yotov
 PDF icon Small Fries Only?! Supply Chain Disruptions to Japan Executive Briefings Jul 2022 Jeff Clark, Steven LeGrand
 PDF icon Different Types of Trade Shocks in an Upstream-Downstream PE Model [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Jun 2022 David Riker
 PDF icon Disruptions to Global Supply Chains Due to the War in Ukraine Executive Briefings Jun 2022 Samantha DeCarlo, Samuel Goodman, Kelsi Van Veen, and Marin Weaver
 PDF icon Russia and Aluminum Supply Chains Executive Briefings Jun 2022 Kelsi Van Veen
 HTML icon Interactive Graphic, PDF icon The Roadblocks of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the U.S. Automotive Industry Staff Publication/Working Paper Jun 2022 David Coffin, Dixie Downing, Jeff Horowitz, and Greg LaRocca
 PDF icon Global Value Chains: Graphite in Lithium-ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles Staff Publication/Working Paper Jun 2022 Karl Tsuji
 PDF icon A Tempest in the Oil Vat: Shocks to the Global Vegetable Oil Markets Executive Briefings Jun 2022 Marin Weaver
 PDF icon Russia and Scandium's Scant Scale Executive Briefings Jun 2022 Samantha DeCarlo and Samuel Goodman
 PDF icon Becoming Immune to the Competition: Global Trade Flow and Characteristics of Major Exporters of Immunological Products Staff Publication/Working Paper Jun 2022 Demi Tellios, Maureen Letostak, and Jennifer Catalano
 PDF icon PyPE: A new platform for analyzing trade policy with partial equilibrium models [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility], Binary Data [PyPE code files (right click | Save link as...)] Staff Publication/Working Paper Jun 2022 Saad Ahmad, Tyler Daun, and Christopher Montgomery
 PDF icon Imports of Plastic and Rubber Products from China: An Application of the Caliendo Dvorkin Parro Model [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2022 David Riker
 PDF icon Regional Macroeconomic and Trade Trends During the COVID-19 Pandemic Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2022 Erika Bethmann, Emma Blair, Chang Hong, Lin Jones, Chris Montgomery, and Huyen Nguyen
 PDF icon A Commodity-specific Border Carbon Adjustment Framework Based on the Costs of Decarbonizing without a Carbon Price Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2022 Samuel M. Goodman
 PDF icon The Rise of Utility Wood Pellet Energy in the Era of Climate Change Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2022 Robert Ireland
 PDF icon How Does Increased EV Production Affect U.S. Automotive Employment? Executive Briefings May 2022 David Coffin
 PDF icon The Impact of Conflict on the Global Helium Shortage Executive Briefings May 2022 Samantha DeCarlo and Samuel Goodman
 PDF icon Consequences of Non-compliance with USMCA Labor Provisions: Potential Effects on Exporting Firms [PDF] Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2022 Justino De La Cruz
 PDF icon Integrated through Free Trade: A Case Study of the U.S. and Canadian Lobster Industries Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2022 Amelia Shister, John Fry, Alexander Melton
 PDF icon Russia, Palladium, and Semiconductors Executive Briefings May 2022 Samantha DeCarlo and Samuel Goodman
 PDF icon What is Cell-cultured Meat? How’s it Made? Cell-cultured Meat Implications for Regulation and Trade Executive Briefings Apr 2022 Jessica Pugliese
 PDF icon Ukraine, Neon, and Semiconductors Executive Briefings Apr 2022 Samantha DeCarlo, Samuel Goodman
 PDF icon A Decade of Denim: Assessing Sourcing Shifts of Denim Apparel Importers Staff Publication/Working Paper Apr 2022 Mahnaz Khan
 PDF icon Shedding Light on the Dark Side of Trade: Strategies for Analyzing the Extent and Impact of Illicit Imports Staff Publication/Working Paper Apr 2022 Renee Berry, Dylan Carlson, Samantha Schreiber, and Marin Weaver
 PDF icon Chinese Wind Turbine Export Growth Continued in 2021 Executive Briefings Mar 2022 Andrew David
 PDF icon Trade, Policy, and Economic Development in the Digital Economy [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Mar 2022 Peter Herman and Sarah Oliver
 PDF icon "Grass” Roots: The Regrowth of Hemp Globally? Executive Briefings Mar 2022 Samantha DeCarlo and Marin Weaver
 PDF icon State-Level Import Penetration [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Mar 2022 David Riker
 PDF icon Magnesium Price Spike: A Flash in the Pan? Staff Publication/Working Paper Mar 2022 Samantha DeCarlo and Brian Daigle
 PDF icon Has the Other Shoe Dropped?: Ethiopia’s Rise and Fall as U.S. Supplier of Sub-Saharan African Footwear Staff Publication/Working Paper Mar 2022 Katherine Stubblefield and Mary Roop
 PDF icon The Effect of Phase-In Tariffs on Import Growth [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Mar 2022 Xiuming Dong and Ross Jestrab
 PDF icon A Practical Approach to Estimating Sector-Level Substitution Elasticities with PPML [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Mar 2022 Samantha Schreiber
 PDF icon Tapping Québec’s Strategic Reserve… or We’ve Got Your Pancakes Covered Executive Briefings Mar 2022 Brad Gehrke
 PDF icon Alright Stop, Collaborate and Listen: Vanillin not Vanilla Staff Publication/Working Paper Feb 2022 Samantha DeCarlo