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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
 PDF icon A Changing of the Guard? Emerging Southeast Asian Suppliers of Medical Technology Executive Briefings Oct 2019 Mihir Torsekar
 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 Arsenic and Rice in Baby Food Supply Chains Executive Briefings Dec 2021 Caroline Peters and Brad Gehrke
 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 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
 China Climbs the Global Value Chain for Medical Devices Journal of International Commerce and Economics Mar 2018 Mihir P. Torsekar
 PDF icon China’s Growing Role in U.S. Automotive Supply Chains Staff Publication/Working Paper Aug 2019 David Coffin
 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
 Chinese Semiconductor Industrial Policy: Past and Present Journal of International Commerce and Economics Jul 2019 John VerWey
 Chinese Semiconductor Industrial Policy: Prospects for Future Success Journal of International Commerce and Economics Aug 2019 John VerWey
 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 Disruptions to Global Supply Chains Due to the War in Ukraine Executive Briefings Jun 2022 Samantha DeCarlo, Samuel Goodman, Kelsi Van Veen, and Marin Weaver
 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
 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
 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 From Bean to Bar: Trends and Opportunities in Cocoa Supply Chain Transparency Executive Briefings Jul 2019 Amelia Shister
 Global Value Chain Analysis: Concepts and Approaches Journal of International Commerce and Economics Apr 2019 Lin Jones, Meryem Demirkaya, Erika Bethmann
 PDF icon Global Value Chains: Cobalt in Lithium-ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2020 Daniel Matthews
 PDF icon Global Value Chains: Lithium in Lithium-ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles Staff Publication/Working Paper Jul 2020 Gregory M. LaRocca
 Innovation and Job Creation in a Global Economy: The Case of Apple’s iPod Journal of International Commerce and Economics May 2011 Greg Linden, Jason Dedrick, Kenneth L. Kraemer
 PDF icon Is China In a High-Tech, Low-Productivity Trap? [PDF] Staff Publication/Working Paper Jul 2020 Alexander Hammer, Shahid Yusuf
 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 Making Global Value Chain Research More Accessible Staff Publication/Working Paper Oct 2013 Lin Jones, William Powers , Ravinder Ubee
 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
 PDF icon Rare Earth Elements Supply Chains, Part 1: An Update on Global Production and Trade Executive Briefings Dec 2020 Kelsi Van Veen and Alex Melton
 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 REE Supply Chains Pt. II: The U.S. Searches for Supplies Outside of China Executive Briefings Jun 2021 Kelsi Van Veen and Alex Melton
 PDF icon Rising Maritime Freight Shipping Costs Impacted by Covid-19 [PDF], HTML icon Interactive Graphic Executive Briefings Apr 2021 Gregory LaRocca
 PDF icon Russia and Aluminum Supply Chains Executive Briefings Jun 2022 Kelsi Van Veen
 PDF icon Russia and Scandium's Scant Scale Executive Briefings Jun 2022 Samantha DeCarlo and Samuel Goodman
 PDF icon Small Fries Only?! Supply Chain Disruptions to Japan Executive Briefings Jul 2022 Jeff Clark, Steven LeGrand
 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
 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 The Automotive Semiconductor Market – Key Determinants of U.S. Firm Competitiveness Executive Briefings May 2019 Amanda Lawrence and John VerWey
 PDF icon The Forgotten Middle: Manufactured Inputs for Electric Vehicle (EV) Batteries Executive Briefings Feb 2021 David Coffin
 PDF icon The Health and Competitiveness of the U.S. Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment Industry Staff Publication/Working Paper Jul 2019 John VerWey
 PDF icon The Impact of Conflict on the Global Helium Shortage Executive Briefings May 2022 Samantha DeCarlo and Samuel Goodman
 The Rising Role of Re-exporting Hubs in Global Value Chains Journal of International Commerce and Economics Apr 2020 Lin Jones, Christine Kobza, Finian Lowery, Caroline Peters
 HTML icon Interactive Graphic, PDF icon The Roadblocks of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the U.S. Automotive Industry Staff Publication/Working Paper Jun 2022 David Coffin, Dixie Downing, Jeff Horowitz, and Greg LaRocca
 PDF icon The South Korea-Japan Trade Dispute in Context: Semiconductor Manufacturing, Chemicals, and Concentrated Supply Chains Staff Publication/Working Paper Oct 2019 Samuel M. Goodman, Dan Kim and John VerWey
 The Supply Chain for Electric Vehicle Batteries Journal of International Commerce and Economics Dec 2018 David Coffin , Jeff Horowitz
 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 Value of U.S. Service Employment in Manufacturing Sectors Journal of International Commerce and Economics Sep 2019 Sarah Oliver
 PDF icon Vietnam’s Integration in Global Value Chains: Opportunities and Vulnerabilities Executive Briefings Dec 2021 Lin Jones
 PDF icon What's Causing U.S. Semiconductor Equipment Production and Exports to Grow? Executive Briefings Jan 2019 John VerWey