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 Sort ascending Date Author(s)
  The Effect of Exchange Rates on the Costs of Exporters when Inputs are Denominated in Foreign Currencies Staff Publication/Working Paper Sep 2013 William Powers , David Riker
  EU-US Economic Linkages: The Role of Multinationals and Intra-Firm Trade Staff Publication/Working Paper Nov 2013 Csilla Lakatos , Tani Fukui
  Quantifying International Production Sharing at the Bilateral and Sector Levels Staff Publication/Working Paper Apr 2014 Zhi Wang , Shang-Jin Wei , Kunfu Zhu
  The Impact of NAFTA on U.S. Labor Markets Staff Publication/Working Paper Jun 2014 Justino De La Cruz, David Riker
  Global Market for Smart Electricity Meters: Government Policies Driving Strong Growth Staff Publication/Working Paper Jun 2014 Lisa Alejandro , Caitlin Blair , Laura Bloodgood, Mahnaz Khan , Martha Lawless , Daniel Meehan , Patrick Schneider , Karl Tsuji
  A Note on U.S. Trade Statistics Staff Publication/Working Paper Aug 2014
  U.S. Medical Devices and China's Market: Opportunities and Obstacles Staff Publication/Working Paper Jun 2014 Mihir P. Torseka
  Wireless Handsets Staff Publication/Working Paper Mar 2010 Shannon Gaffney
  Apples Staff Publication/Working Paper Feb 2010 Brendan Lynch
  On Cargo Security Measures and Trade Costs Staff Publication/Working Paper Oct 2009 José E. Signoret
  Furskins Staff Publication/Working Paper Jan 2004
  Quality-Adjusted Estimates of NTM Price Gaps Staff Publication/Working Paper Aug 2014 Michele Breaux, Yasnanhia Cabral , Michael J. Ferrantino , José Signoret
  Intellectual Property Rights and International Receipts of Royalties and Licensing Fees Staff Publication/Working Paper Aug 2014 David Riker
  Estimates of the Impact of Restrictions on Cross-Border Trade in Services Staff Publication/Working Paper Aug 2014 David Riker
  Pork and Swine Industry and Trade Summary Staff Publication/Working Paper Oct 2014 John Giamalva
  Tracing CO2 Emissions in Global Value Chains Staff Publication/Working Paper Dec 2014 Bo Meng, Glen Peters, Zhi Wang
  The Similarities and Differences among Three Major Inter-Country Input-Output Databases and their Implications for Trade in Value-Added Estimates Staff Publication/Working Paper Dec 2014 Lin Jones, Zhi Wang, Li Xin , Christophe Degain
  Internet Use and Openness to Trade Staff Publication/Working Paper Dec 2014 David Riker
  Post-Recession Onshoring: An Examination of the U.S. Computer and Electronics Sector Staff Publication/Working Paper Dec 2014 Caitlin Blair , Andrew David , Sharon Ford , Dennis Fravel , John Kitzmiller, Jeanette Leary , Michael Stanton-Geddes, Mihir Torsekar
  Developments In The Global Trade Of Wood Pellets Staff Publication/Working Paper Jan 2015 Alberto Goetzl
  The Impact of Restrictions on Mode 3 International Supply of Services Staff Publication/Working Paper Jan 2015 David Riker
  Theory and Evidence Linking International Trade to Unemployment Rates Staff Publication/Working Paper Jan 2015 David Riker, Maksim Belenkiy
  Production Increases from Shale Deposits Drive Changes in U.S. Energy Trade Staff Publication/Working Paper Mar 2015 Cynthia B. Foreso, André Barbé
  Export-Intensive Industries Pay More on Average: An Update Staff Publication/Working Paper Apr 2015 David Riker
  Domestic Regulations and U.S. Exports Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2015 David Riker
  The Internet and Product-Level Entry into the U.S. Market Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2015 David Riker
  Emerging International Trade Issues for Fossil Fuels Staff Publication/Working Paper Jun 2015 André Barbé
  The Impact of Educated Labor on Technology Adoption and Comparative Advantage Staff Publication/Working Paper Aug 2015 Serge Shikher
  A Survey of Empirical Models of Labor Transitions Following Trade Liberalization Staff Publication/Working Paper Sep 2015 David Riker, William Swanson
  The Exports of U.S. Cities: Measurement and Economic Impact Staff Publication/Working Paper Sep 2015 Jennifer Ferris, David Riker
  Obstacles to International Trade in Natural Gas Staff Publication/Working Paper Dec 2015 Andre Barbe, David Riker
  Services Trade Restrictions and Company Profits: Telecommunications Staff Publication/Working Paper Nov 2015 Tamar Khachaturian
  Estimated Tariff Equivalents of Services NTMs [PDF] , Estimated Tariff Equivalents of Services NTMs Supporting Data [Excel] , Estimated Tariff Equivalents of Services NTMs [HTML] Staff Publication/Working Paper Jul 2016 Lionel Fontagné , Cristina Mitaritonna, José E. Signoret
  Examining Barriers to Trade in Used Vehicles Staff Publication/Working Paper Aug 2016 David Coffin, Jeff Horowitz, Danielle Nesmith, Mitchell Semanik
  Analysis of Employment Changes over Time in the U.S. Motor Vehicle Industry [PDF] , Analysis of Employment Changes over Time in the U.S. Motor Vehicle Industry [HTML] Staff Publication/Working Paper Aug 2016 David Coffin, Tamar Khachaturian, David Riker
  Methodology of U.S.-China-Hong Kong Triangular Merchandise Trade Statistic Reconciliation Staff Publication/Working Paper Aug 2013 Alexander Hammer , Lin Jones, Zhi Wang
  Enabling Trade in Ukraine Staff Publication/Working Paper Jul 2013 Michael Ferrantino , Marinos Tsigas
  Heterogeneity of Goods and Methods of Trade: Wholesalers, Intra Firm, or at Arms-Length Staff Publication/Working Paper Jun 2013 Michael Ferrantino , Darren Sheets , Danielle Trachtenberg
  Passenger Vehicle Industry and Trade Summary Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2013 David Coffin
  Domestic Value-added in China's Exports and its Distribution by Firm Ownership Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2013 Hong Ma, Zhi Wang, Kunfu Zhu
  Government Consumption and Global Value Chains Staff Publication/Working Paper Apr 2013 David Riker
  A Multi-Mode Partial Equilibrium Model of Trade in Professional Services [PDF] , A Multi-Mode Partial Equilibrium Model of Trade in Professional Services [HTML] Staff Publication/Working Paper Nov 2016 Tamar Khachaturian, David Riker
  The Impact of U.S. Trade Agreements on Growth in Output and Labor Productivity of FTA Partner Countries [PDF] , The Impact of U.S. Trade Agreements on Growth in Output and Labor Productivity of FTA Partner Countries [HTML] Staff Publication/Working Paper Oct 2016 Tamar Khachaturian, David Riker
  Whence the Beef?: The Effect of Repealing Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) using a Vertically Integrated Armington Model with Monte Carlo Simulation [PDF] , Whence the Beef?: The Effect of Repealing Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) using a Vertically Integrated Armington Model with Monte Carlo Simulation [HTML] Staff Publication/Working Paper Sep 2016 Ross Hallren , USITC and Alexandra Opanasets
  Firm Heterogeneity and Export Pricing in India [PDF] , Firm Heterogeneity and Export Pricing in India [HTML] Staff Publication/Working Paper Sep 2016 Michael A. Anderson, Martin H. Davies, José E. Signoret, and Stephen L. S. Smith
  Trends and Complexity of USITC Fact-Finding Reports [PDF] , Trends and Complexity of USITC Fact-Finding Reports [HTML] Staff Publication/Working Paper Sep 2016 William Deese, Darren Sheets
  The Effect of Reducing Investment Barriers in China’s Construction and Financial Services Sectors on the Chinese Economy [PDF] , The Effect of Reducing Investment Barriers in China’s Construction and Financial Services Sectors on the Chinese Economy [HTML] Staff Publication/Working Paper Dec 2016 Wen Jin “Jean” Yuan, USITC
  Firm Level Analysis of Services Trade Restrictions in the Life Insurance Industry [PDF] , Accompanying Equations [HTML] Staff Publication/Working Paper Dec 2016 Tamar Khachaturian and Sarah Oliver
  Extending the CEPII Gravity Data Set [PDF] , Extending the CEPII Gravity Data Set [XHTML] , Data (1948-2015) [ZIPX] , Data (2007-2015) [ZIPX] Staff Publication/Working Paper Jan 2017 Tamara Gurevich, Peter Herman, Serge Shikher, Ricky Ubee
  King Corn Versus The Safrinha: An Updated Competitive Analysis Of The Corn Industries In The United States And Brazil In Light Of The 2012 U.S. Drought Staff Publication/Working Paper Mar 2013 Michael McConnell , Brendan Lynch , John Fry