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Journal of International Commerce and Economics Archive

The Journal of International Commerce and Economics (JICE) is a peer-reviewed journal (ISSN 2152-6877) published on a periodic basis by the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC). It contributes to the field of applied international trade by providing in-depth, policy-relevant, and accessible analysis of contemporary economic, industry competitiveness, and investment issues.

Articles are the result of the ongoing professional research of USITC staff and are solely meant to represent the opinions and professional research of their authors. They are not meant to represent in any way the view of the U.S. International Trade Commission, any of its individual Commissioners, or the United States Government. You can subscribe to email alerts when new articles become available.

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Date Title Author(s)
October 2019 PDF icon The Thin Infrared Line: Global Trade in Elements for non-Silicon Solar Cells Samuel M. Goodman
October 2019 PDF icon When Countries Leave Trade Agreements: A Survey of Cases 1949–2019 Brian Daigle, Samantha DeCarlo, and Gregory LaRocca
September 2019 PDF icon The Value of U.S. Service Employment in Manufacturing Sectors Sarah Oliver
August 2019 PDF icon Chinese Semiconductor Industrial Policy: Prospects for Future Success John VerWey
July 2019 PDF icon Chinese Semiconductor Industrial Policy: Past and Present John VerWey
April 2019 PDF icon Global Value Chain Analysis: Concepts and Approaches Lin Jones, Meryem Demirkaya, and Erika Bethmann
March 2019 PDF icon East Asia-Pacific’s Participation in the Global Value Chain for Electronic Products Mihir P. Torsekar and John VerWey
February 2019 PDF icon More Than a Pretty Color: The Renaissance of the Cobalt Industry Samantha DeCarlo and Daniel Matthews
December 2018 PDF icon The Supply Chain for Electric Vehicle Batteries David Coffin and Jeff Horowitz
July 2018 PDF icon Trade and Labor in the U.S. Semiconductor Industry Andre Barbe, Dan Kim, and David Riker
July 2018 PDF icon Electricity Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Historical Overview and a Way Forward Jeremy E. J. Streatfeild
July 2018 PDF icon Low Electricity Supply in Sub-Saharan Africa: Causes, Implications, and Remedies Jeremy E. J. Streatfeild
July 2018 PDF icon The Effects of Offshoring on U.S. Workers: A Review of the Literature Andre Barbe and David Riker
March 2018 PDF icon China Climbs the Global Value Chain for Medical Devices Mihir P. Torsekar
March 2018 PDF icon Does Trade Promote State Capacity in Ghana? A Synthetic Control Jeremy E. J. Streatfeild
January 2018 PDF icon China’s Changing Medical Device Exports Mihir P. Torsekar
September 2017 PDF icon Summary of the U.S. International Trade Commission Centennial Proceedings John Benedetto, Lauren Gamache, James Holbein, and Craig Thomsen
August 2017 PDF icon The Impact of Trade and Technology on the U.S. Labor Market: Summary of USITC Roundtable Discussion Joann Peterson
August 2017 PDF icon An Overview of Customs Reforms to Facilitate Trade Joann Peterson
July 2017 PDF icon U.S. International Trade Commission’s Trade Facilitation Roundtable Wen Jin "Jean" Yuan, Yasnanhia Cabral, Anton C. Yang
May 2017 PDF icon The Impact of Liberalizing International Trade in Professional Services Tamar Khachaturian, David Riker
November 2016 PDF icon U.S. International Trade Commission's Trade Secrets Roundtable: Discussion Summary Dan Kim, Katherine Linton, Mitchell Semantik
September 2016 PDF icon The Importance of Trade Secrets: New Directions in International Trade Policy Making and Empirical Research Katherine Linton
June 2016 PDF icon A Survey of Empirical Models of Labor Transitions Following Trade Liberalization David Riker, William Swanson
November 2015 PDF icon Export-Intensive Industries Pay More on Average: An Update David Riker
October 2015 PDF icon U.S. International Trade Commission's Digital Trade Roundtable: Discussion Summary Jeff Horowitz
October 2015 PDF icon Green Building Services Jennifer Baumert Powell
July 2015 PDF icon Trends in U.S. Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Petition Filings and the Consequences of Rule Changes, 1993-2013 Craig Thomsen
May 2015 PDF icon Theory and Empirical Evidence Linking International Trade to Unemployment Rates Maksim Belenkiy, David Riker
November 2014 PDF icon The Economic Implications of Strengthening Intellectual Property Rights in Developing Countries Alexi Maxwell and David Riker
September 2014 PDF icon Additive Manufacturing Technology: Potential Implications for U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Sharon L.N. Ford
May 2014 PDF icon Who Financed Recent U.S. Trade Deficits? John B. Benedetto
April 2014 PDF icon Measuring Shifts in Brazil’s Trade Using International Input-Output Tables Jeffrey Horowitz - Office of Economics, USITC, David Riker - Office of Economics, USITC
April 2014 PDF icon U.S. International Trade Commission’s High-Technology Roundtable: Discussion Summary Eric Weyer
December 2013 PDF icon Geographically Disaggregated Import Data and Consumer Gains from Trade David Riker
August 2013 PDF icon The USITC's Roundtable on the Labor Market Effects of Trade John Benedetto, Samira Salem
May 2013 PDF icon Feeding the Dragon and the Elephant Katherine Baldwin, Joanna Bonarriva
January 2013 PDF icon Korea's Demand for U.S. Beef John Giamalva
January 2013 PDF icon The Boom in Brazilians Traveling to the United States David Riker, Jessica Vila-Goulding
September 2012 PDF icon The U.S. International Trade Commission’s High-Technology Trade Roundtable (2012): Discussion Summary Patrick Schneider
August 2012 PDF icon Labor Standards and Trade: A Review of Recent Empirical Evidence Samira Salem, Faina Rozental
August 2012 PDF icon The U.S. International Trade Commission’s Roundtable on Quantifying the Economic Effects of Trade Agreements: Discussion Summary Caitlyn Carrico
July 2012 PDF icon Implications and Interpretations of Value-Added Trade Balances John B. Benedetto
May 2012 PDF icon Policy Challenges of Cross-Border Computing Renee Berry, Matthew Reisman
January 2012 PDF icon Comment on “Innovation and Job Creation in a Global Economy: The Case of Apple's iPod Jose Alberro
January 2012 PDF icon Can We Apply Lessons from the German Trade Balance with China to the United States? John B. Benedetto
October 2011 PDF icon The U.S. International Trade Commission's High-Technology Trade Roundtable Falan Yinug, Natalie Mabile
August 2011 PDF icon China’s Vision for Renewable Energy: The Status of Bioenergy and Bioproduct Research and Commercialization Elizabeth R. Nesbitt, Paul Thiers, Johnway Gao, Sharon Shoemaker, Manuel Garcia-Perez, Julie Carrier, Joy Doran-Peterson, John Morgan, Guangyi Wang, Pierre Christian, Wensel Shulin Chen
May 2011 PDF icon Innovation and Job Creation in a Global Economy: The Case of Apple’s iPod Greg Linden, Jason Dedrick, Kenneth L. Kraemer
May 2011 PDF icon Overview of U.S.-China Trade in Advanced Technology Products Alexander Hammer, Robert Koopman, Andrew Martinez
May 2011 PDF icon Innovation in Biotechnology Seeds: Public and Private Initiatives in India and China Katherine Linton, Mihir Torsekar
May 2011 PDF icon On the Value Chain and International Specialization of China’s Pharmaceutical Industry Yansheng Zhang, Darwei Li, Changyong Yang, Qiong Du
May 2011 PDF icon Study of China’s International Specialization Status in Advanced Technology Industry: A Case Study of Zhejiang Pinghu Opto-mechatronics Industry Cluster Huang Xianhui, Yang Gaoju, Lu Jing
May 2011 PDF icon Understanding China’s High Investment Rate and FDI Levels: A Comparative Analysis of the Return to Capital in China, the United States, and Japan Wenkai Sun, Xiuke Yang, Geng Xiao
May 2011 PDF icon A Tale of Two Cities: A Comparison of Patent-based Innovative Performance of Domestic and Multinational Companies in China Zheng Liang, Lan Xue
May 2011 PDF icon Proceedings of the Joint Symposium of U.S.-China Advanced Technology Trade and Industrial Development Multiple authors/articles
May 2011 PDF icon The Information Technology Agreement: An Assessment of World Trade in Information Technology Products Michael Anderson, Jacob Mohs
February 2010 PDF icon Services Liberalization and Computable General Equilibrium Modeling: Beyond Tariff Equivalents Tani Fukui , Christine McDaniel
August 2009 PDF icon Developments in the Sourcing of Raw Materials for the Production of Paper Vincent Honnold
July 2009 PDF icon The Antigua-United States Online Gambling Dispute Isaac Wohl
May 2009 PDF icon Challenges to Foreign Investment in High-Tech Semiconductor Production in China Falan Yinug
February 2009 PDF icon Industrial Biotechnology in China Amidst Changing Market Conditions Elizabeth Nesbitt
July 2008 PDF icon The Link Between Openness and Long-Run Economic Growth Lill Andersen, Ronald Babula
March 2008 PDF icon The Post 9/11 Global Framework for Cargo Security Joann Peterson, Alan Treat
September 2007 PDF icon Export Taxes on Agricultural Products: Recent History and Economic Modeling of Soybean Export Taxes in Argentina William Deese, John Reeder
August 2007 PDF icon A Calibrated Approach: Pharmaceutical FDI and the Evolution of Indian Patent Law Katherine Connor Linton, Nicholas Corrado
July 2007 PDF icon The Rise of the Flash Memory Market: Its Impact on Firm Behavior and Global Semiconductor Trade Patterns Falan Yinug
July 2007 PDF icon U.S. Trade Law and FTAs: A Survey of Labor Requirements Robert A. Rogowsky, Eric Chyn
June 2007 PDF icon Inbound and Outbound U.S. Foreign Direct Investment, 2000-2007 Laura Bloodgood
December 2006 PDF icon Access to Capital in China: Competitive Conditions for Foreign and Domestic Firms Katherine Connor Linton
December 2006 PDF icon U.S. Corn Sweeteners and Mexican Sugar: Agreement at Last! Magda Kornis
September 2006 PDF icon Distinctive Patterns & Prospects in China-Latin America Trade, 1999-2005 Alexander B. Hammer, James A.Kilpatrick