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Virginia D. McConnell
Senior Fellow
202-328-5122
mcConnell@rff.org
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PROFILE
 
Virginia McConnell works on environmental issues related to air pollution and urban transportation. Her recent focus has been on the link between urban growth and the environment; specifically, she is evaluating policies to reduce vehicle pollution, programs to scrap old cars, inspection and maintenance programs, and emission taxes. She also is studying the role of economic incentives to achieve more efficient urban growth.  
Featured Publications
Preparing for the Midterm CAFE Review
Alan J. Krupnick, Joshua Linn, Virginia D. McConnell
Resources | 2014 (187)
 
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
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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
 
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DISCUSSION PAPERS
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
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Urban Growth Externalities and Neighborhood Incentives: Another Cause of Urban Sprawl?
Matthias Cinyabuguma, Virginia D. McConnell
RFF Discussion Paper 12-21 | April 2012
 
Infill Development: Perspectives and Evidence from Economics and Planning
Virginia D. McConnell, Keith Wiley
RFF Discussion Paper 10-13 | May 2010
 
Lot Size, Zoning, and Household Preferences: Impediments to Smart Growth?
Elizabeth A. Kopits, Virginia D. McConnell, Daniel Miles
RFF Discussion Paper 09-15 | April 2009
 
The Trade-off between Private Lots and Public Open Space in Subdivisions at the Urban-Rural Fringe
Elizabeth A. Kopits, Virginia D. McConnell, Margaret A. Walls
RFF Discussion Paper 07-33 | July 2007
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Fees in an Imperfect World: An Application to Motor Vehicle Emissions
Amy W. Ando, Winston Harrington, Virginia D. McConnell
RFF Discussion Paper 07-34 | June 2007
 
Making Markets for Development Rights Work: What Determines Demand
Elizabeth A. Kopits, Virginia D. McConnell, Margaret A. Walls
RFF Discussion Paper 05-45 | October 2005
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Zoning, TDRs, and the Density of Development
Virginia D. McConnell, Margaret A. Walls, Elizabeth A. Kopits
RFF Discussion Paper 05-32 | July 2005
 
Incentive-Based Land Use Policies and Water Quality in the Chesapeake Bay
Margaret A. Walls, Virginia D. McConnell
RFF Discussion Paper 04-20 | April 2004
 
How Well Can Markets for Development Rights Work? Evaluating a Farmland Preservation Program
Virginia D. McConnell, Elizabeth A. Kopits, Margaret A. Walls
RFF Discussion Paper 03-08 | March 2003
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Cost-Effective NOx Control in the Eastern United States
Alan J. Krupnick, Virginia D. McConnell, Matthew Cannon, Terrell Stoessell, Michael B. Batz
RFF Discussion Paper 00-18 | April 2000
 
The Enhanced I/M Program in Arizona: Costs, Effectiveness, and a Comparison with Pre-regulatory Estimates
Winston Harrington, Virginia D. McConnell, Amy W. Ando
RFF Discussion Paper 99-37 | June 1999
 
Costs, Emissions Reductions and Vehicle Repair: Evidence from Arizona
Amy W. Ando, Winston Harrington, Virginia D. McConnell
RFF Discussion Paper 99-23-REV | April 1999
 
Coase and Car Repair: Who Should Be Responsible for Emissions of Vehicles in Use?
Winston Harrington, Virginia D. McConnell
RFF Discussion Paper 99-22 | February 1999
 
A Behavioral Analysis of EPA's MOBILE Emission Factor Model
Winston Harrington, Virginia D. McConnell, Matthew Cannon
RFF Discussion Paper 98-47 | September 1998
 
The Chesapeake Bay and the Control of NOx Emissions: A Policy Analysis
Alan J. Krupnick, Virginia D. McConnell, David H. Austin, Matthew Cannon, Terrell Stoessell, Brian Morton
RFF Discussion Paper 98-46 | August 1998
 
Fleet Turnover and Old Car Scrap Policies
Anna Alberini, Winston Harrington, Virginia D. McConnell
RFF Discussion Paper 98-23 | March 1998
 
Estimating Full IM240 Emissions from Partial Test Results: Evidence from Arizona
Amy W. Ando, Winston Harrington, Virginia D. McConnell
RFF Discussion Paper 98-24 | March 1998
 
Efficiency and Political Economy of Pollution Control with Ancillary Benefits: An Application to NOx Control in the Chesapeake Bay Airshed
David H. Austin, Alan J. Krupnick, Virginia D. McConnell
RFF Discussion Paper 97-34 | May 1997
 
Who's in the Driver's Seat? Mobile Source Policy in the U.S. Federal System
Winston Harrington, Virginia D. McConnell, Margaret A. Walls
RFF Discussion Paper 96-34 | September 1996
 
Economic Incentive Policies Under Uncertainty: The Case of Vehicle Emissions Fees
Winston Harrington, Virginia D. McConnell, Anna Alberini
RFF Discussion Paper 96-32 | August 1996
 
Evaluating the Costs of Compliance with Mobile Source Emission Control Requirements: Retrospective Analysis
Virginia D. McConnell, Margaret A. Walls, Winston Harrington
RFF Discussion Paper 95-36 | August 1995
 
The Multiregional, Multi-Industry Environmental Model: An Overview
Curtis C. Harris, Jr., Virginia D. McConnell, and John H. Cumberland
University of Maryland | November 1982
 
  
NEWS
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008
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