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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 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
 PDF icon Incorporating the Economic Downturn into Industry-Specific Models of Trade [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Jul 2020 David Riker
 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