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Virginia D. McConnell
Senior Fellow
202-328-5122
mcConnell@rff.org
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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 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
 
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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JOURNAL ARTICLES
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
 
An Agent-Based Model of Coupled Housing and Land Markets
Nicholas Magliocca, Elena Safirova, Virginia McConnell, and Margaret Walls
Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems | May 2011 | Vol. 35, No.3 | pp. 183-191
 
Policy Monitor: U.S. Experience with Transferable Development Rights
Virginia McConnell and Margaret Walls
Review of Environmental Economics and Policy | June 2009 | Vol 3, no. 2 | 288-303
 
Policy Monitor: U.S. Experience with Transferable Development Rights
Virginia McConnell and Margaret Walls
Review of Environmental Economics and Policy | June 2009 | Vol 3, no. 2 | 288-303
 
Policy Monitor: U.S. Experience with Transferable Development Rights
Virginia McConnell and Margaret Walls
Review of Environmental Economics and Policy | June 2009 | Vol 3, no. 2 | 288-303
 
Making Markets for Development Rights Work: What Determines Demand?
Elizabeth Kopits, Virginia McConnell, and Margaret Walls
Land Economics | February 2008 | Vol. 94, No.1 | pp. 1-16 | Related Discussion Paper 05-45
 
The Tradeoff between Private Lots and Public Open Space in Subdivisions at the Urban-Rural Fringe
Elizabeth Kopits, Virginia McConnell, and Margaret Walls
American Journal of Agricultural Economics | 2007 | Vol. 89, No.5 | pp. 1191-1197 | Related Discussion Paper 07-33
 
Zoning, TDRs, and the density of development
Virginia McConnell, Margaret Walls, and Elizabeth Kopits
Journal of Urban Economics | 2006 | vol. 59 | 440-457
 
Using Markets for Land Preservation: Results of a TDR program
Virginia McConnell, Elizabeth Kopits and Margaret Walls
Journal of Environmental Planning and Management | September 2006 | Related Discussion Paper 03-08
 
Making Markets for Development Rights Work: What Determines Demand?
Elizabeth Kopits, Virginia McConnell, Margaret Walls
Land Economics | Related Discussion Paper 05-45
 
Farmland Preservation and Residential Density: Can Development Rights Markets Affect Land Uses?
Virginia McConnell, Elizabeth Kopits, and Margaret Walls
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review | October 2005 | Vol. 34, no. 2 | pp. 131-144
 
Options for a Lighter Tread: Policy and Technology Options for Motor Vehicles
Winston Harrington and Virginia McConnell
Environment | November 2003 | Vol. 45, No. 9 | pp. 21-38
 
Trading Cases: Is Trading Credits in Created Markets a Better Way to Reduce Pollution and Protect Natural Resources?
Karen Palmer, Jim Boyd, Dallas Burtraw, Alan Krupnick, Virginia McConnell, Jim Sanchirico, and Margaret Walls
Environmental Science and Technology | June 2003 | Vol. 79, No. 3
 
Are Vehicle Emission Inspection Programs Living Up to Expectations?
Winston Harrington, Amy Ando, and Virginia D. McConnell
Transportation Research | May 2000 | Part D, Vol. 5, No. 3
 
Costs, Emissions Reductions and Vehicle Repair: Evidence from Arizona
Amy Ando, Winston Harrington, and Virginia McConnell
Journal of Air and Waste Management | April 2000 | Vol. 50 | pp. 509-521
 
Estimating Full IM240 Emissions from Partial Test Results: Evidence from Arizona
Winston Harrington, Amy Ando, and Virginia McConnell
Journal of Air and Waste Management | 1999 | Vol. 49 | pp. 1153-1167
 
Estimating an Emissions Supply Function from Accelerated Vehicle Retirement Programs
Winston Harrington, Anna Alberini, and Virginia D. McConnell
The Review of Economics and Statistics | 1996 | Vol. 78, No. 2 | pp. 251-265
 
Determinants of Participation in Accelerated Vehicle Retirement Programs
Anna Alberini, Winston Harrington, and Virginia D. McConnell
RAND Journal of Economics | Spring 1995 | Vol. 26, No. 1
 
Shifting Gears: New Directions for Cars and Clean Air
Winston Harrington, Margaret A. Walls, and Virginia D. McConnell
Energia | 1995 | Vol. 16, No. 4
 
Using Economic Incentives to Reduce Auto Pollution
Winston Harrington, Margaret Walls, and Virginia McConnell
Issues in Science and Technology | Winter 1994/1995 | Vol. 11, No. 2
 
Modeling In-Use Vehicle Emissions and the Effects of Inspection and Maintenance Programs
Winston Harrington and Virginia McConnell
Journal of Air and Waste Management | June 1994 | Vol. 44, No. 6 | pp. 794-799
 
Local Choice and Wastewater Treatment Plant Performance
Gregory E. Schwarz and Virginia D. McConnell
Water Resources Research | June 1993 | Vol. 29, No. 6 | pp. 1589-1600
 
The Supply and Demand for Pollution Control: Evidence from Wastewater Treatment
Virginia McConnell and Gregory Schwarz
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | June 1992 | Vol. 23 | pp. 54-77
 
Costs and Benefits of Vehicle Emission Inspection: A Case Study of the Maryland Region
Virginia D. McConnell
Journal of Environmental Management | Winter 1990 | Vol. 30 | pp. 1-15
 
The Impact of Environmental Regulations on Industry Location Decisions: The Motor Vehicle Industry
Virginia McConnell and Robert Schwab
Land Economics | February 1990 | Vol. 66, No. 1 | pp. 67-81
 
The Impact of Environmental Regulations on Industry Productivity: Direct and Indirect Effects
Anthony Barbera and Virginia McConnell
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | January 1990 | Vol. 18 | pp. 50-65
 
Regional Marginal Costs and Economies of Scale in Municipal Waste Treatment: An Application to the Chesapeake Bay
Virginia D. McConnell, John H. Cumberland, and Patrice Gordon
Growth and Change | Fall 1988 | Vol. 19, No. 4 | pp. 1-13
 
Surpluses in Equilibrium Land Markets
Curtis C. Harris and Virginia D. McConnell
Journal of the American Real Estate & Urban Economics Association | Winter 1987 | Vol. 15, No. 4 | pp. 359-373
 
Effects of Pollution Control on Industry Productivity
Anthony J. Barbera and Virginia D. McConnell
Journal of Industrial Economics | January 1987 | Vol. 35, No. 2 | pp. 161-172
 
Forecasting Municipal Waste Treatment Effluent and Costs: An Application of the Chesapeake Bay
Virginia D. McConnell, John H. Cumberland, and Patrice Gordon
Review of Regional Studies | Spring 1986 | No. 2 | pp. 11-22
 
Automobile Use and Locational Interdependencies
Virginia D. McConnell
Journal of Regional Science | 1986 | Vol. 26, No. 3 | pp. 475-498
 
A Model for Forecasting the Economic and Environmental Impact of Energy Policy
Curtis C. Harris, Jr., John H. Cumberland, and Virginia D. McConnell
Energy Economics | July 1984 | pp. 167-176
 
Auto Pollution and Congestion in an Urban Model: An Analysis of Alternative Strategies
Virginia D. McConnell and Mahlon Straszheim
Journal of Urban Economics | January 1982 | Vol. 11 | pp. 11-31
 
Estimating Net Benefits of Recreation Under Conditions of Excess Demand
Virginia D. McConnell and Kenneth E. McConnell
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | March 1976 | Vol. 2 | pp. 224-230
 
  
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