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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 World Bank Indicators Suggest that Sub-Saharan African Countries are Open to Services Trade Executive Briefings Jul 2015 Cynthia Payne
 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 Wool and Related Animal Hair Staff Publication/Working Paper Dec 1998 No Author Information
 PDF icon Wood Pulp and Waste Paper Staff Publication/Working Paper Feb 2002 No Author Information
 PDF icon Wood Packaging SPS Regulations: Effects on U.S. Imports and Containerized Trade Staff Publication/Working Paper Sep 2008 Cathy Jabara, David Ingersoll, Mary Burfisher
 PDF icon Wireless Handsets Staff Publication/Working Paper Mar 2010 Shannon Gaffney
 PDF icon Wind Turbines Staff Publication/Working Paper Jun 2009 Andrew S. David
 PDF icon Why Have U.S. Firms Offshored to China? Executive Briefings Jun 2017 Alexander B. Hammer
 Who Financed Recent U.S. Trade Deficits? Journal of International Commerce and Economics May 2014 John B. Benedetto
 PDF icon Where is U.S. Ethanol Going? Executive Briefings Jan 2019 Angélica Marrero
 PDF icon Whence the Beef?: The Effect of Repealing Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) using a Vertically Integrated Armington Model with Monte Carlo Simulation [PDF], HTML icon Whence the Beef?: The Effect of Repealing Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) using a Vertically Integrated Armington Model with Monte Carlo Simulation [HTML] Staff Publication/Working Paper Sep 2016 Ross Hallren , USITC and Alexandra Opanasets
 When Countries Leave Trade Agreements: A Survey of Cases 1949–2019 Journal of International Commerce and Economics Oct 2019 Brian Daigle, Samantha DeCarlo, Gregory LaRocca
 PDF icon What's Unique About China's Trade with the United States? A Multi-Dimensional Perspective Using China's Customs Data [PDF] Staff Publication/Working Paper Jul 2020 Alexander Hammer, Ujjwall Uppuluri
 PDF icon What's Causing U.S. Semiconductor Equipment Production and Exports to Grow? Executive Briefings Jan 2019 John VerWey
 PDF icon What is Cell-cultured Meat? How’s it Made? Cell-cultured Meat Implications for Regulation and Trade Executive Briefings Apr 2022 Jessica Pugliese
 PDF icon West Africa is Expanding its Maritime Ports to Accommodate Growing Container Trade Executive Briefings May 2018 Jeremy Streatfeild
 PDF icon Vietnam’s Integration in Global Value Chains: Opportunities and Vulnerabilities Executive Briefings Dec 2021 Lin Jones
 PDF icon Vertically Integrated Armington [PDF], HTML icon [HTML] Staff Publication/Working Paper Aug 2018 Ross Hallren, David Riker
 PDF icon Value Chains in East Asian Production Networks— An International Input-Output Model Based Analysis Staff Publication/Working Paper Oct 2009 Zhi Wang, William Powers , Shang-Jin Wei
 PDF icon Using Waste Carbon Feedstocks to Produce Chemicals Staff Publication/Working Paper Apr 2020 Elizabeth R. Nesbitt
 PDF icon Using Supply Chain Analysis To Examine the Costs of Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) and the Benefits of Trade Facilitation Staff Publication/Working Paper Jan 2012 Michael J. Ferrantino
 PDF icon Using Power Laws to Identify the Structural Parameters of Trade Models with Firm Heterogeneity [PDF], HTML icon [HTML] Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2017 Saad Ahmad, Zeynep Akgul
 PDF icon Using Firm-Level Data to Compare Productivities across Countries and Sectors: Possibilities and Challenges [PDF], HTML icon [HTML] Staff Publication/Working Paper Jul 2018 Saad Ahmad, Sarah Oliver, Caroline Peters
 PDF icon Used Vehicles Are an Important Component of U.S. Passenger-Vehicle Exports Executive Briefings Jan 2015 David Coffin
 PDF icon Updated Estimates of the Trade Elasticity of Substitution [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2020 Saad Ahmad, David Riker
 PDF icon Unwrought Aluminum Staff Publication/Working Paper Mar 2010 Michelle Koscielski
 PDF icon Understanding Non-Tariff Measures in Services Trade Using Firm-Level Data Executive Briefings Jan 2020 Tamar Khachaturian, Sarah Oliver, and Art Chambers
 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
 PDF icon Uncertainty at the Farm-Level: Monte-Carlo Simulations for Farm Planning [PDF], Plain text icon [TeX script for accessibility] Staff Publication/Working Paper May 2020 Meagan Martin
 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 Ukraine, Neon, and Semiconductors Executive Briefings Apr 2022 Samantha DeCarlo, Samuel Goodman
 PDF icon U.S.-Korea FTA: What is Driving U.S. Textile and Apparel Trade Imbalances? Executive Briefings Oct 2018 Mahnaz Khan
 PDF icon U.S.-India Trade Tensions and Medical Devices Executive Briefings Sep 2019 Mihir Torsekar
 PDF icon U.S.-EU Joint Statement Modifies U.S. Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs, Lifts EU Retaliatory Tariffs, and Announces Negotiations of a First-ever Carbon-based Sectoral Arrangement Executive Briefings Jan 2022 Karl Tsuji
 PDF icon U.S.-China Competition in the Indian Market Staff Publication/Working Paper Sep 2006 William Greene
 PDF icon U.S. Wind Turbine Export Opportunities Staff Publication/Working Paper Jul 2012 Andrew S. David , Dennis Fravel
 PDF icon U.S. Visa Issuances in 2020: H-2A Issuances Defy the Trend Executive Briefings Apr 2021 Jennifer Baumert Powell
 PDF icon U.S. Utility-Scale Wind Turbine Nacelle Production and Trade Staff Publication/Working Paper Jan 2022 Andrew David
 U.S. Trade Law and FTAs: A Survey of Labor Requirements Journal of International Commerce and Economics Jul 2007 Robert A. Rogowsky, Eric Chyn
 PDF icon U.S. Trade Adjustment Assistance Program Increasingly Targets Workers in the Services Sector Executive Briefings Feb 2018 Joanne Guth, Joann Peterson
 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 U.S. Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Cell and Module Trade Overview Executive Briefings Jun 2011 Andrew David
 PDF icon U.S. Seaports Face Elevated Risks in a Warmer World with Higher Seas Executive Briefings Jan 2022 Dylan Carlson and Samuel Goodman
 PDF icon U.S. Multinational Services Companies: Effects of Foreign Affiliate Activity on U.S. Employment Staff Publication/Working Paper Aug 2011 Lisa Alejandro, Richard Brown , Samantha Brady Pham , Isaac Wohl , Erick Oh, Joann Peterson, Matthew Reisman
 PDF icon U.S. Motorcycle Market Changes Gears Executive Briefings May 2018 David Coffin
 PDF icon U.S. Medical Devices and China's Market: Opportunities and Obstacles Staff Publication/Working Paper Jun 2014 Mihir P. Torseka
 PDF icon U.S. Manufacturing Companies Are Global Leaders in Industrial Robot Consumption Executive Briefings May 2014 Michael Stanton-Geddes and Dennis Fravel
 PDF icon U.S. Manufacturers among Leading Suppliers in Growing Stationary Fuel Cell Market Executive Briefings Aug 2019 Andrew David
 PDF icon U.S. Light Fixture Manufacturing in the LED Illumination Era Executive Briefings Feb 2021 Andrew David
 PDF icon U.S. LED Lamp (Bulb) Imports Rise Amid Lighting Transition Executive Briefings Feb 2021 Andrew David