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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 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 The Post-Recession Rise of Non-Tariff Measures Staff Publication/Working Paper Nov 2019 Mihir Torsekar
 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 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 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 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 Using Waste Carbon Feedstocks to Produce Chemicals Staff Publication/Working Paper Apr 2020 Elizabeth R. Nesbitt
 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 The Method of Reflections and U.S. Occupational Employment [PDF], File [XLSX] Staff Publication/Working Paper Apr 2020 Isaac Wohl
 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 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 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 Global Value Chains: Cobalt in Lithium-ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2020 Daniel Matthews
 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 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 Lithium-Ion Battery Materials for Electric Vehicles and their Global Value Chains Staff Publication/Working Paper Jun 2020 Sarah Scott, Robert Ireland
 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 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 Global Value Chains: Lithium in Lithium-ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles Staff Publication/Working Paper Jul 2020 Gregory M. LaRocca
 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 The Impact of EU Anti-dumping Duties on Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solution Staff Publication/Working Paper Oct 2020 Samuel Goodman
 PDF icon Approximating an Industry-Specific Global Economic Model of Trade Policy [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Nov 2020 David Riker
 PDF icon Practical Tools for Modeling the Economic Effects of Tariff Changes [PDF], File [Spreadsheet models], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Nov 2020 David Riker and Samantha Schreiber
 PDF icon Modeling the Effects of Labor Standards on Trade and Wages [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Dec 2020 David Riker
 PDF icon Supply Chain for EV Batteries: 2020 Trade and Value-add Update Staff Publication/Working Paper Jan 2021 Jeff Horowitz, David Coffin, Brennan Taylor
 PDF icon Drone Services in Construction Staff Publication/Working Paper Jan 2021 Jennifer Powell
 PDF icon Comparing Trade Balance Closures in the GTAP-Recursive Dynamic (GTAP-RD) Model [pdf] Staff Publication/Working Paper Jan 2021 Wen Jin "Jean" Yuan and Mary Burfisher
 PDF icon One Nation, One Language? Domestic Language Diversity, Trade and Welfare [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Jan 2021 Tamara Gurevich, Peter Herman, Farid Toubal, and Yoto Yotov
 PDF icon The Role of “Mode Switching” in Services Trade (pdf) Staff Publication/Working Paper Feb 2021 Tamar Khachaturian and Sarah Oliver
 PDF icon The Potential to Increase Exports under the General System of Preferences [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Mar 2021 Patricia Mueller and David Riker
 PDF icon Estimating the Direct Employment Effects of Industry-Specific Trade Policy Changes [PDF], File [Spreadsheet models], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Apr 2021 David Riker
 PDF icon gegravity: General Equilibrium Gravity Modeling in Python [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Apr 2021 Peter Herman
 PDF icon Sub-National Employment Implications of U.S. Pharmaceutical Exports [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Apr 2021 David Riker
 PDF icon The Effects of Rail Prices on U.S. Agricultural Exports Staff Publication/Working Paper Apr 2021 Joann Peterson, Justin Choe
 PDF icon State-Level Employment Implications of Trade Policy [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2021 David Riker
 PDF icon Political Economy Protection and FDI [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2021 Patricia Mueller and Samantha Schreiber
 PDF icon Border Measures and Compliance with International Pollution Controls [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2021 David Riker
 PDF icon A Product-Specific Comparison of NAFTA and USMCA Rules of Origin [PDF] Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2021 Nabil Abbyad, Trevor Litwin, William Powers, and Ricky Ubee
 PDF icon Estimating the Distributional Effects of Trade Policy Changes on Labor [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2021 Samantha Schreiber
 PDF icon COVID-19 Testing Supplies One Year into the Pandemic Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2021 Samuel Goodman