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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 ‘Made in China 2025’ Attempts to Re-Stimulate Domestic Innovation Executive Briefings Sep 2017 Alexander B. Hammer
 PDF icon 2020 Marine Fuel Regulations Set to Make Waves in Global Fuel Markets Executive Briefings Jan 2020 Diana Friedman
 PDF icon A Baseline For U.S. Trade In Organic Agricultural Products Executive Briefings Oct 2012 Katherine Baldwin
 PDF icon A Brief History of the U.S. Trade Adjustment Assistance Program for Workers Executive Briefings Jan 2017 Joanne Guth and Jean Lee
 PDF icon A Calibrated Approach: Pharmaceutical FDI and the Evolution of Indian Patent Law Journal of International Commerce and Economics Aug 2007 Katherine Connor Linton, Nicholas Corrado
 PDF icon A Changing of the Guard? Emerging Southeast Asian Suppliers of Medical Technology Executive Briefings Oct 2019 Mihir Torsekar
 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 A Comparison of Partial Equilibrium Models of Tariff Rate Quotas [PDF], HTML icon [HTML] Staff Publication/Working Paper Sep 2017 Ross Hallren and David Riker
 PDF icon A Comparison of Sectoral Armington Elasticity Estimates in the Trade Literature Journal of International Commerce and Economics Jun 2021 Saad Ahmad, Christopher Montgomery, and Samantha Schreiber
 PDF icon A Compilation of Reported Non-Tariff Measures: Description of the Information Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2005 William A. Donnelly, Diane Manifold
 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 A Decomposition of North American Trade Growth Since NAFTA Staff Publication/Working Paper Dec 2002 Russell H. Hillberry, Christine A. McDaniel
 PDF icon A Discussion on Armington Trade Substitution Elasticities Staff Publication/Working Paper Jan 2002 Edward J. Balistreri, Christine A. McDaniel
 PDF icon A Global Database of Foreign Affiliate Sales Staff Publication/Working Paper Aug 2012 Tani Fukui, Csilla Lakatos
 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 A Multi-Mode Partial Equilibrium Model of Trade in Professional Services [PDF], HTML icon A Multi-Mode Partial Equilibrium Model of Trade in Professional Services [HTML] Staff Publication/Working Paper Nov 2016 Tamar Khachaturian, David Riker
 PDF icon A Non-Technical Guide to the PE Modeling Portal [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper Nov 2019 Erika Bethmann, David Coffin, Samantha Schreiber, Heather Wickramarachi
 PDF icon A Note on U.S. Trade Statistics Staff Publication/Working Paper Aug 2014 No Author Information
 PDF icon A Partial Equilibrium Approach of Modeling Vertical Linkages in the U.S. Flat Rolled Steel Market Staff Publication/Working Paper Jan 2005 James J. Fetzer
 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 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 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 A Second Comparison of Partial Equilibrium Models of TRQs with Sensitivity Analysis [PDF], HTML icon [HTML] Staff Publication/Working Paper Feb 2018 Ross Hallren and 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 A Survey of Empirical Models of Labor Transitions Following Trade Liberalization Staff Publication/Working Paper Sep 2015 David Riker, William Swanson
 PDF icon A Survey of Empirical Models of Labor Transitions Following Trade Liberalization Journal of International Commerce and Economics Jun 2016 David Riker, William Swanson
 PDF icon 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
 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 A U.S. Regional Model of Import Competition and Jobs [PDF], HTML icon [HTML] Staff Publication/Working Paper Feb 2017 Ross Hallren and David Riker
 PDF icon Access to Capital in China: Competitive Conditions for Foreign and Domestic Firms Journal of International Commerce and Economics Dec 2006 Katherine Connor Linton
 PDF icon Accounting for Discrepancies in Bilateral Trade: The Case of China, Hong Kong, and the United States Staff Publication/Working Paper Apr 2007 Michael J. Ferrantino , Zhi Wang
 PDF icon Adding Travel Goods to GSP: Did BDCs Benefit? Executive Briefings Sep 2020 Ryan Kane and Marin Weaver
 PDF icon Additive Manufacturing Technology: Potential Implications for U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Journal of International Commerce and Economics Sep 2014 Sharon L.N. Ford
 PDF icon Africa’s Crude Petroleum Exports Declined Due to a Shrinking U.S. Market Executive Briefings Jul 2015 Cynthia Foreso, Wen Jin Yuan, Anton C. Yang
 PDF icon Agricultural Trade with China: Dairy Import Giant Executive Briefings Sep 2019 Brad Gehrke and Lesley Ahmed
 PDF icon Agricultural Trade with China: The Opening of Beef Trade Executive Briefings Jun 2018 John Giamalva
 PDF icon Agriculture Policy in India: The Role of Input Subsidies Executive Briefings Mar 2011 Nick Grossman, Dylan Carlson
 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 Alternative Approaches in Estimating the Economic Effects of Non-Tariff Measures: Results from newly Quantified Measures Staff Publication/Working Paper Dec 2003 Soamiely Andriamananjara, Michael Ferrantino, Marianos Tsigas
 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 An Analysis of the Impact of European Union and United States Dairy Policies on EU-U.S. Trade in Milk Protein Staff Publication/Working Paper Oct 2004 Brad C. Gehrke, Ronald A. Babula, Jonathan R. Coleman
 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 An Introduction to Partial Equilibrium Modeling of Trade Policy [PDF], HTML icon [HTML] Staff Publication/Working Paper Jul 2017 Ross Hallren and David Riker
 PDF icon An Overview and Examination of the Indian Services Sector Staff Publication/Working Paper Aug 2010 Lisa Alejandro , Erland Herfindahl, Joann Peterson, Eric Forden, Allison Gosney , Dennis Luther , Erick Oh, Isaac Wohl , Matthew Reisman
 PDF icon An Overview and Examination of the Malaysian Service Sector Staff Publication/Working Paper Nov 2010 Lisa Alejandro , Jennifer Baumert Powell , Samantha Brady , Isaac Wohl
 PDF icon An Overview and Examination of the Vietnamese Service Sector Staff Publication/Working Paper Aug 2012 Lisa Alejandro, Eric Forden , Erick Oh , Joann Peterson, Samantha Pham , Matthew Reisman, George Serletis , Danielle Vu, Isaac Wohl
 PDF icon An Overview of Customs Reforms to Facilitate Trade Journal of International Commerce and Economics Aug 2017 Joann Peterson
 PDF icon An Overview on the Construction of North American Regional Supply-Use and Input-Output Tables and their Applications in Policy Analysis [PDF], HTML icon [HTML] Staff Publication/Working Paper Dec 2017 Ross J. Hallren, Lin Jones, Gabriel Madeiros, Richard Nugent, Anthony Peluso, Heather Wickramarachi, and Jeffrey Young
 PDF icon Analysis of Employment Changes over Time in the U.S. Motor Vehicle Industry [PDF], HTML icon Analysis of Employment Changes over Time in the U.S. Motor Vehicle Industry [HTML] Staff Publication/Working Paper Aug 2016 David Coffin, Tamar Khachaturian, David Riker
 PDF icon And Then There Were Four?: M&A in the Agricultural Chemicals Industry Executive Briefings Apr 2018 Samantha DeCarlo