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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 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 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 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 Alright Stop, Collaborate and Listen: Vanillin not Vanilla Staff Publication/Working Paper Feb 2022 Samantha DeCarlo
 PDF icon Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) in the United States Staff Publication/Working Paper Feb 2022 Simon Adhanom and David Coffin
 PDF icon Challenges Facing Selected Industries and Related Global Supply Chains During the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic [PDF] Staff Publication/Working Paper Feb 2022 Erika Bethmann, Chang Hong, Lin Jones, and Joann Peterson
 PDF icon The Changing Tides of Data Protection Regulation and Enforcement in Europe Staff Publication/Working Paper Feb 2022 Mahnaz Khan and Brian Daigle
 PDF icon U.S. Utility-Scale Wind Turbine Nacelle Production and Trade Staff Publication/Working Paper Jan 2022 Andrew David
 PDF icon Worker-level responses to the USMCA high wage labor value content rules requirement [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Jan 2022 Stephanie Fortune-Taylor and Ross Hallren
 PDF icon Trade Liberalization, Displacement, and Unemployment in a PE Framework [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Dec 2021 Tyler Daun and David Riker
 PDF icon Adjustment Costs, Trade Policy, and Labor Market Dynamics [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Nov 2021 David Riker
 PDF icon Trade, Trade Policy, and Local Labor Market Effects: A Review of Literature [pdf], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Oct 2021 Emma Blair and Tamara Gurevich
 PDF icon Measuring USITC Factfinding Investigation Complexity [PDF] Staff Publication/Working Paper Sep 2021 Chris Montgomery, Jared Farber, and Justin Holbein
 PDF icon Residential Energy Storage: U.S. Manufacturing and Imports Grow Amid Rising Demand Staff Publication/Working Paper Aug 2021 Andrew David
 PDF icon Labor Adjustment and the Staging of Tariff Reductions [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Aug 2021 David Riker
 PDF icon Trade Policy and Gender: Examination of Gender and Sector-Specific Outcomes [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Jul 2021 Tamara Gurevich, David Riker, and Marinos Tsigas
 PDF icon Displaced Workers and Prolonged Unemployment [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Jul 2021 David Riker
 PDF icon Alternative Macroeconomic Closures in Baseline Projections – Implications for Macro Outcomes and Sectoral Structure Staff Publication/Working Paper Jun 2021 Wen Jin "Jean" Yuan and Mary Burfisher
 PDF icon Rare Earths and the U.S. Electronics Sector: Supply Chain Developments and Trends Staff Publication/Working Paper Jun 2021 Brian Daigle and Samantha DeCarlo
 PDF icon COVID-19 Testing Supplies One Year into the Pandemic Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2021 Samuel Goodman
 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 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 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 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 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 The Effects of Rail Prices on U.S. Agricultural Exports Staff Publication/Working Paper Apr 2021 Joann Peterson, Justin Choe
 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 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 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 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 The Role of “Mode Switching” in Services Trade (pdf) Staff Publication/Working Paper Feb 2021 Tamar Khachaturian and Sarah Oliver
 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 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 Drone Services in Construction Staff Publication/Working Paper Jan 2021 Jennifer Powell
 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 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 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 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 The Impact of EU Anti-dumping Duties on Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solution Staff Publication/Working Paper Oct 2020 Samuel Goodman
 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 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 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 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