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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.

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Title Document Type Date Author
 Understanding China’s High Investment Rate and FDI Levels: A Comparative Analysis of the Return to Capital in China, the United States, and Japan Journal of International Commerce and Economics May 2011 Wenkai Sun, Xiuke Yang, Gene Xiao
 The Thin Infrared Line: Global Trade in Elements for non-Silicon Solar Cells Journal of International Commerce and Economics Oct 2019 Samuel M. Goodman
 The Supply Chain for Electric Vehicle Batteries Journal of International Commerce and Economics Dec 2018 David Coffin , Jeff Horowitz
 Study of China’s International Specialization Status in Advanced Technology Industry: A Case Study of Zhejiang Pinghu Opto-mechatronics Industry Cluster Journal of International Commerce and Economics May 2011 Huang Xianhai, Yang Gaoju, Lu Jing
 Proceedings of the Joint Symposium of U.S.-China Advanced Technology Trade and Industrial Development Journal of International Commerce and Economics May 2011 Various authors
 Policy Challenges of Cross-Border Computing Journal of International Commerce and Economics May 2012 Renee Berry, Matthew Reisman
 Overview of U.S.-China Trade in Advanced Technology Products Journal of International Commerce and Economics May 2011 Alexander B. Hammer, Robert Koopman, Andrew Martinez
 On the Value Chain and International Specialization of China’s Pharmaceutical Industry Journal of International Commerce and Economics May 2011 Yansheng Zang, Dawei Li, Changyong Yang, Qiong Du
 More Than a Pretty Color: The Renaissance of the Cobalt Industry Journal of International Commerce and Economics Feb 2019 Samantha DeCarlo, Daniel Matthews
 Innovation in Biotechnology Seeds: Public and Private Initiatives in India and China Journal of International Commerce and Economics May 2011 Katherine Linton, Mihir Torsekar
 Industrial Biotechnology in China Amidst Changing Market Conditions Journal of International Commerce and Economics Feb 2009 Elisabeth Nesbitt
 Implications and Interpretations of Value-Added Trade Balances Journal of International Commerce and Economics Jul 2012 John B. Benedetto
 Global Value Chain Analysis: Concepts and Approaches Journal of International Commerce and Economics Apr 2019 Lin Jones, Meryem Demirkaya, Erika Bethmann
 Feeding the Dragon and the Elephant: How Agricultural Policies and Trading Regimes Influence Consumption in China and India Journal of International Commerce and Economics May 2013 Katherine Baldwin, Joanna Bonarriva
 Electricity Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Historical Overview and a Way Forward Journal of International Commerce and Economics Jun 2018 Jeremy E. J. Streatfeild
 East Asia-Pacific’s Participation in the Global Value Chain for Electronic Products Journal of International Commerce and Economics Mar 2019 Mihir P. Torsekar, John VerWey
 Distinctive Patterns and Prospects in China-Latin America Trade, 1999-2005 Journal of International Commerce and Economics Sep 2006 Alexander B. Hammer, James A. Kilpatrick
 Developments in the Sourcing of Raw Materials for the Production of Paper Journal of International Commerce and Economics Aug 2009 Vincent Honnold
 Chinese Semiconductor Industrial Policy: Prospects for Future Success Journal of International Commerce and Economics Aug 2019 John VerWey
 Chinese Semiconductor Industrial Policy: Past and Present Journal of International Commerce and Economics Jul 2019 John VerWey
 China’s Vision for Renewable Energy: The Status of Bioenergy and Bioproduct Research and Commercialization Journal of International Commerce and Economics Aug 2011 Elisabeth Nesbitt, Paul Thiers, Johnway Gao, Sharon Shoemaker, Manuel Garcia-Perez, Julie Carrier, Joy Doran-Peterson, John Morgan, Guangyi Wang, Pierre Christian Wensel, Shulin Chen
 China’s Changing Medical Device Exports Journal of International Commerce and Economics Jan 2018 Mihir P. Torsekar
 China Climbs the Global Value Chain for Medical Devices Journal of International Commerce and Economics Mar 2018 Mihir P. Torsekar
 Challenges to Foreign Investment in High-Tech Semiconductor Production in China Journal of International Commerce and Economics May 2009 Falan Yinug
 Can We Apply Lessons from the German Trade Balance with China to the United States? Journal of International Commerce and Economics Jan 2012 John B. Benedetto
 Access to Capital in China: Competitive Conditions for Foreign and Domestic Firms Journal of International Commerce and Economics Dec 2006 Katherine Linton
 A Tale of Two Cities: A Comparison of Patent-based Innovative Performance of Domestic and Multinational Companies in China Journal of International Commerce and Economics May 2011 Zheng Liang, Lan Xue
  A Comparison of Sectoral Armington Elasticity Estimates in the Trade Literature Journal of International Commerce and Economics Jun 2021 Saad Ahmad, Christopher Montgomery, Samantha Schreiber