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Made in America Auto Index

About the Index

The Kogod Made in America Auto Index was assembled by Associate Professor Frank DuBois, an expert in global supply chain management, at American University's Kogod School of Business. Among other sources, the data was compiled from publicly-disclosed American Automobile Labeling Act (AALA) reports as of February 2014, and accounts for the following factors:

  • Profit Margin: Where the automaker's global headquarters is located
  • Labor: Where the car is assembled
  • Research and Development
  • Inventory, Capital, and Other Expenses: Location of assembly
  • Engine and Transmission: Location of production
  • Body, Interior, Chassis, Electrical, and Other: Location of production
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration AALA "Domestic Content" Score

Note that some highly similar vehicle models that varied on the basis of trim lines or engine and transmission options were aggregated together for ease of comparison, resulting in 318 total vehicles indexed. As there were multiple tie scores, there are a total of 84 ranked positions.

For the Media

For interview requests and questions about Frank DuBois's research, please contact:

Lara Kline
Assistant Dean of Marketing and Strategy, Kogod School of Business

Phone: 202-885-1891
Email: kline@american.edu