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Staff Publications and Research Papers

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.

Staff research publications can be found by typing in the desired keyword into the search box labeled "Search Staff Documents." Filtering options on the left panel can help narrow the search criteria. Note: Filtering may not be presented on mobile devices

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Title Document Type Date Author
 PDF icon Where is U.S. Ethanol Going? Executive Briefings Jan 2019 Angélica Marrero
 PDF icon What's Causing U.S. Semiconductor Equipment Production and Exports to Grow? Executive Briefings Jan 2019 John VerWey
 PDF icon E-Scooters: Transportation Fad or Micro-Mobility Solution? Executive Briefings Mar 2019 Amanda Lawrence
 PDF icon The Automotive Semiconductor Market – Key Determinants of U.S. Firm Competitiveness Executive Briefings May 2019 Amanda Lawrence and John VerWey
 PDF icon The African Swine Fever Epidemic in China: Implications for U.S. Exports Executive Briefings May 2019 Justin Choe
 PDF icon Decline in U.S. Passenger Railcar Competitiveness Signals New Infrastructure Concerns Executive Briefings May 2019 James Stamps
 PDF icon From Bean to Bar: Trends and Opportunities in Cocoa Supply Chain Transparency Executive Briefings Jul 2019 Amelia Shister
 PDF icon Beware of the Hype: Meat Alternatives Executive Briefings Jun 2019 Justin Choe
 PDF icon China's Outward Foreign Direct Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa Executive Briefings Jul 2019 Arona Butcher, Wen Jin “Jean” Yuan, and Ujjwall Uppuluri
 PDF icon U.S. Manufacturers among Leading Suppliers in Growing Stationary Fuel Cell Market Executive Briefings Aug 2019 Andrew David
 PDF icon U.S. Soybean Exports to China Crushed Amid Rising Trade Tensions Executive Briefings Aug 2019 Justin Choe, Alexander Hammer, and Christopher Montgomery
 PDF icon EU-China and U.S.-China Trade in Goods and Services Executive Briefings Aug 2019 John Benedetto
 PDF icon The Mysterious Divergence in China's Productivity and Innovation Patterns Executive Briefings Sep 2019 Jennifer Bernard and Alexander B. Hammer
 PDF icon U.S.-India Trade Tensions and Medical Devices Executive Briefings Sep 2019 Mihir Torsekar
 PDF icon Title VII AD/CVD Orders: Country and Sectoral Breakdowns Executive Briefings Sep 2019 Junie Joseph
 PDF icon Deadly High-purity Fentanyl from China is Entering the U.S. through E-commerce Channels Executive Briefings Sep 2019 George Serletis
 PDF icon Agricultural Trade with China: Dairy Import Giant Executive Briefings Sep 2019 Brad Gehrke and Lesley Ahmed
 PDF icon The Industrial Robotics Industry in China: Demand and Domestic Innovation Executive Briefings Sep 2019 Robert Casanova
 PDF icon A Changing of the Guard? Emerging Southeast Asian Suppliers of Medical Technology Executive Briefings Oct 2019 Mihir Torsekar
 PDF icon Machine Vision Systems: Industrial Applications Rise, but Trade is Hard to Track Executive Briefings Oct 2019 Fernando Gracia
 PDF icon One Year In: GDPR Fines and Investigations against U.S.-Based Firms Executive Briefings Sep 2019 Brian Daigle and Mahnaz Khan
 PDF icon Industrial Robot Market Trends in the United States Executive Briefings Sep 2019 Robert Casanova
 PDF icon Rosewood Protection and the U.S. Guitar Industry Executive Briefings Oct 2019 Christine Kobza
 PDF icon Death of the Zombie Steel Firms and Reduction of Steel Excess Capacity in China Executive Briefings Nov 2019 Pedro Cardenas
 PDF icon China's Recycled Wastepaper Import Policies: Part 2 Economic Effects and Implications for Associated Industries Executive Briefings Nov 2019 Sarah Scott and Robert Ireland
 PDF icon China’s Move Up the Value Chain Through More Complex Intermediate Exports Executive Briefings Nov 2019 Lin Jones, Meryem Demirkaya, and Erika Bethmann
 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 More Than a Pretty Color: The Renaissance of the Cobalt Industry Journal of International Commerce and Economics Feb 2019 Samantha DeCarlo and Daniel Matthews
 PDF icon East Asia-Pacific’s Participation in the Global Value Chain for Electronic Products Journal of International Commerce and Economics Mar 2019 Mihir P. Torsekar and John VerWey
 PDF icon Global Value Chain Analysis: Concepts and Approaches Journal of International Commerce and Economics Apr 2019 Lin Jones, Meryem Demirkaya, and Erika Bethmann
 PDF icon Chinese Semiconductor Industrial Policy: Prospects for Future Success Journal of International Commerce and Economics Aug 2019 John VerWey
 PDF icon Chinese Semiconductor Industrial Policy: Past and Present Journal of International Commerce and Economics Jul 2019 John VerWey
 PDF icon The Value of U.S. Service Employment in Manufacturing Sectors Journal of International Commerce and Economics Sep 2019 Sarah Oliver
 PDF icon When Countries Leave Trade Agreements: A Survey of Cases 1949–2019 Journal of International Commerce and Economics Oct 2019 Brian Daigle, Samantha DeCarlo, and Gregory LaRocca
 PDF icon The Thin Infrared Line: Global Trade in Elements for non-Silicon Solar Cells Journal of International Commerce and Economics Oct 2019 Samuel M. Goodman
 PDF icon The EU Medical Device Regulation and the U.S. Medical Device Industry Journal of International Commerce and Economics Nov 2019 Brian Daigle and Mihir Torsekar
 PDF icon An Industry-Specific Model with New Entry of Subject Imports [PDF], Plain text icon TeX script for accessibility Staff Publication/Working Paper Feb 2019 David Riker
 PDF icon FDI, Trade, and Pricing in a Bertrand Differentiated Products Model [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Apr 2019 David Riker
 PDF icon Import Stockpiling and Anticipated Tariff Changes [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2019 David Riker
 PDF icon A Method for Estimating the Elasticity of Substitution and Import Sensitivity by Industry [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2019 Saad Ahmad, David Riker
 PDF icon Unanticipated Tariff Changes with Time-to-Build Products [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Jun 2019 Samantha Schreiber
 PDF icon The Health and Competitiveness of the U.S. Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment Industry Staff Publication/Working Paper Jul 2019 John VerWey
 PDF icon Translog Partial Equilibrium Model of Trade Policy [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Jul 2019 Samantha Schreiber
 PDF icon PE vs. GE: Model Predictions of Industry Specific Shocks [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Jun 2019 Ross Hallren, Richard Nugent, and Caroline Peters
 PDF icon Conducting Profitability Analysis in Partial Equilibrium Models with Monopolistic Competition [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Jul 2019 Saad Ahmad
 PDF icon Firm Level Analysis of Trade Restrictions in the Maritime Port Services Industry Staff Publication/Working Paper Jul 2019 Arthur Chambers and Joann Peterson
 PDF icon The Potential Impacts of the Made in China 2025 Roadmap on the Integrated Circuit Industries in the U.S., EU and Japan Staff Publication/Working Paper Aug 2019 Dan Kim and John VerWey