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Virginia D. McConnell
Senior Fellow
202-328-5122
mcConnell@rff.org
RESEARCH TOPICS
 
AWARDS
 
Gilbert White Research Fellowship, Resources for the Future, 1991 - 1992.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
 
Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Department of Economics, 1982 - present.
 
Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future, Quality of the Environment Division, 1995 - present.
 
Research Associate and Lecturer, University of Maryland, Department of Economics, Bureau of Business and Economic Research; Project Leader for Regional Environmental Model and for Urban Forecasting Model, 1979 - 1982.
 
Instructor, Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island, Department of Economics, 1975 - 1979.
 
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
 
Editorial Activities:
 
Editorial Board, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 1996 - 1997.
 
 
Reviewer:
 
Projects for National Science Foundation, Sea Grant.
 
 
Journal Referee:
 
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
Review of Regional Studies
Land Economics
Marine Resource Economics
Water Resources Research
International Economic Review
 
PUBLIC SERVICE
 
"The Role of Vehicle Emission Inspection and Maintenance in Maryland Under the Clean Air Act." Delivered to the Maryland House of Delegate, Environmental Matters Committee, July 11, 1995.
 
"Economic Issues in Recycling Solid Waste." Delivered to the Maryland House of Delegates, Environmental Matters Committee, September 1991.
 
 
Panels and Symposiums:
 
Air Quality Subcommittee, Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee on the Chesapeake Bay, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Chesapeake Bay Program, 1993 - 2002.
 
Clean Air Advisory Committee, Innovative and Incentive-Based Policies Workgroup, Mobile Sources Technical Advisory Subcommittee, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 1994 - 2002.   
 
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Commission on Life Sciences, Committee to Review the Effectiveness of Vehicle Emission Inspection and Maintenance Programs, 2000 - 2001.  
 
Discussant, Meetings of the American Economic Association, "Responses of Firm and Agencies to Environmental Regulation," New Orleans, LA, January 2001.
 
Presenter, Meeting of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), "Research on Vehicle Emissions: Costs and Effectiveness of I/M Programs," Washington, D.C., Fall 2000.
 
Chair of session, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAERE), Rethymnon, Crete, Greece, July 2000.
 
Co-Chair of Mobile Source Innovative and Incentive Policies Workgroup, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 1997 - 1999.
 
Chair of session, and speaker, Clean Air Conference, Aspen, CO, September 1999.
 
Review Panel, University of California Santa Barbara, "The Petroleum Extraction Industry in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties California: Economic, Fiscal, Institutional, Social and Historic Considerations," 1997 - 1998.
 
Chair for "Externalities and the Automobile," Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, at the American Economic Association Meetings, San Francisco, CA, January 1996.
 
Contributed Papers Selection Committee for Annual Meetings, Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (AERE), 1993-1995.
 
"Shifting Gears: New Directions for Cars and Clean Air," meeting of urban transportation policy makers and academics, Atlanta, GA, October 1994.
 
Moderator for Focus Groups, "Public Perception and Acceptance of Emission Fees in Southern California," Los Angeles, CA, October 1994.
 
Chair for "Economic Incentive Policies for Natural Resources," Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, at the American Economic Association Meetings, Boston, MA, January 1994.
 
Featured Publications
Preparing for the Midterm Review of the Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rate Standards for Light-Duty Vehicles: A Summary of Priority Research Questions
Alan J. Krupnick, Joshua Linn, Virginia D. McConnell
Issue Brief 14-04 | March 2014
 
How Electric Cars Can Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Joshua Linn, Virginia D. McConnell
Resources | 2013 (184)
 
Infographic: CAFE: Past, Current, and Proposed New Standards
Virginia D. McConnell
Resources | 2013 (184)
 
The New CAFE Standards: Are They Enough on Their Own?
Virginia D. McConnell
RFF Discussion Paper 13-14 | May 2013
 
Explaining Sprawl with an Agent-Based Model of Exurban Land and Housing Markets
Nicholas Magliocca, Virginia D. McConnell, Margaret A. Walls, Elena A. Safirova
RFF Discussion Paper 11-33 | June 2012
 
Zoning on the Urban Fringe: Results from a New Approach to Modeling Land and Housing Markets
Nicholas Magliocca, Virginia D. McConnell, Margaret A. Walls, Elena A. Safirova
RFF Discussion Paper 11-32 | May 2012
Related journal article
 
Urban Growth Externalities and Neighborhood Incentives: Another Cause of Urban Sprawl?
Matthias Cinyabuguma, Virginia D. McConnell
RFF Discussion Paper 12-21 | April 2012
 
Zoning on the Urban Fringe: Results from a New Approach to Modeling Land and Housing Markets
Nicholas Magliocca, Virginia McConnell, Margaret Walls, and Elena Safirova
Regional Science and Urban Economics | January 2012 | 42 | pp 198-210
 
Zoning on the Urban Fringe: Results from a New Approach to Modeling Land and Housing Markets
Nicholas Magliocca, Virginia McConnell, Margaret Walls, and Elena Safirova
Regional Science and Urban Economics | January 2012 | 42 | pp 198-210
 
Zoning on the urban fringe: Results from a new approach to modeling land and housing markets
Nicholas Magliocca, Virginia McConnell, Margaret Walls, and Elena Safirova.
Regional Science and Urban Economics | September 2011 | Vol. 41, No. 5. | doi:10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2011.08.012 | Related Discussion Paper 11-32
 
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