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Margaret A. Walls
Research Director and Senior Fellow
202-328-5092
walls@rff.org
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PROFILE
Margaret Walls’s current research focuses on issues related to urban land use, ecosystem services, parks, and energy efficiency. She has analyzed transferable development rights programs for managing land use in urban fringe areas, assessed the value of different types of parks and open space, and investigated energy efficiency issues in buildings. In 2008 and 2009, she was the study director for the Outdoor Resources Review Group. From 2010 to 2013, Walls was the first appointee to the Thomas J. Klutznick Chair at RFF. Walls has published widely in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Public Economics, National Tax Journal, Journal of Urban Economics, and Journal of Economic Literature, among others. Walls also has a personal website available here.
  
Featured Publications
Dedicated Funds for Parks: Designing the Right Approach
Margaret Walls
Parks and Recreation magazine | March 2013
 
Strategically Placing Green Infrastructure: Cost-Effective Land Conservation in the Floodplain
Kousky, C., S. M. Olmstead, M. A. Walls, and M. Macauley
Environmental Science & Technology | DOI: 10.1021/es303938c
 
Borrowing to Save Energy: An Assessment of Energy-Efficiency Financing Programs
Karen L. Palmer, Margaret A. Walls, Todd Gerarden
RFF Report | 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
 
The Role of Land Use in Adaptation to Increased Precipitation and Flooding: A Case Study in Wisconsin’s Lower Fox River Basin
Carolyn Kousky, Sheila M. Olmstead, Margaret A. Walls, Adam Stern, Molly K. Macauley
RFF Report | November 2011
 
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
 
Connecting Americans to the Great Outdoors
Margaret A. Walls, Juha V. Siikamäki
Resources | Summer 2010 (175)
 
Climate Policy’s Uncertain Outcomes for Households: The Role of Complex Allocation Schemes in Cap-and-Trade
Joshua Blonz, Dallas Burtraw, Margaret A. Walls
RFF Discussion Paper 10-12-REV | March 2010
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The Incidence of U.S. Climate Policy: Alternative Uses of Revenue from a Cap-and-Trade Auction
Dallas Burtraw, Richard Sweeney, and Margaret Walls
National Tax Journal | September 2009 | Vol. 62 | 497-518 | Related Discussion Paper 09-17-REV
 
The State of the Great Outdoors: America's Parks, Public Lands, and Recreation Resources
Margaret A. Walls, Sarah R Darley, Juha V. Siikamäki
RFF Report | September 2009
 
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
 
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
 
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BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS
Deposit-Refund Systems in Practice and Theory
Margaret Walls
Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental Economics, Vol. 3 | J.F. Shogren | Amsterdam: Elsevier | 2013
 
Land Use Policies in the United States for Protecting Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Margaret Walls and Anne Riddle
Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental Economics, Vol. 3 | J.F. Shogren, ed. | Amsterdam: Elsevier | 2013
 
Distributional Impacts of Carbon Pricing Policies in the Electricity Sector
Dallas Burtraw, Margaret Walls and Joshua Blonz
U.S. Energy Tax Policy | Gilbert E. Metcalf, ed. | Cambridge University Press | 2010
 
Distributional Impacts of Carbon Pricing Policies in the Electricity Sector
Dallas Burtraw, Margaret Walls and Joshua Blonz
U.S. Energy Tax Policy | Gilbert E. Metcalf | Cambridge: Cambridge University Press | 2010
 
A Market Approach to Land Preservation
Elizabeth Kopits, Virginia McConnell, and Margaret Walls
The RFF Reader in Environmental and Resource Policy, 2nd Edition | Wallace E. Oates, ed. | RFF Press | 2006 | Chapter 26, pp. 151-157
 
State Innovation for Environmental Improvements: Experimental Federalism
Winston Harrington, Karen Palmer, and Margaret Walls
The RFF Reader in Environmental and Resource Policy, 2nd Edition | Wallace E. Oates, ed. | RFF Press | 2006 | Chapter 22, pp. 123-128
 
The Incidence of Pollution Control Policies
Hilary Sigman, Ian W.H. Parry, Margaret Walls, and Roberton C. Williams III
International Yearbook of Environmental and Resource Economics | Tom Tietenberg and Henk Folmer, eds. | Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar | 2006
 
Trading Cases: Five Examples of the Use of Markets in Environmental and Resource Management
James Boyd, Dallas Burtraw, Alan Krupnick, Virginia McConnell, Richard G. Newell, Karen Palmer, James N. Sanchirico and Margaret Walls
The RFF Reader in Environmental and Resource Policy, 2nd Edition | Wallace E. Oates, ed. | RFF Press | 2006 | Chapter 10
 
The Incidence of Pollution Control Policies
Ian W.H. Parry, Hilary Sigman, Margaret Walls and Roberton C. Williams.
The International Yearbook of Environmental and Resource Economics 2006/2007 | Tom Tietenberg and Henk Folmer | Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar | 2006
 
State Innovation for Environmental Improvements: Experimental Federalism
Winston Harrington, Karen L. Palmer, and Margaret Walls
New Approaches on Energy and the Environment: Policy Advice for the President | Richard D. Morgenstern and Paul R. Portney, eds. | RFF Press | 2004 | Chapter 10
 
Solid Waste Reduction and Resource Conservation: Assessing Goals of Government Policy
Molly Macauley and Margaret Walls
Public Policies for Environmental Protection, 2nd ed. | Paul Portney and Robert Stavins, eds. | RFF Press | 2000
 
Shifting Gears: New Directions for Cars and Clean Air
Winston Harrington, Margaret Walls, and Virginia McConnell
The RFF Reader in Environmental and Resource Management | Wallace Oates | RFF Press | 1999
 
Who's in the Driver's Seat? Mobile Source Emission Policy in the U.S. Federal System
Winston Harrington, Virginia D. McConnell, and Margaret Walls
Economic Aspects of Environmental Policy Making in a Federal State | John Braden and Stef Proost, eds. | Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd. | 1998
 
Applications of Energy Security Externalities to Transportation Policy
Margaret Walls
The Economics of Energy Security | Douglas R. Bohi and Michael A. Toman | Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers | 1996 | Chapter 7
 
Nonrenewable Resource Supply: Theory and Practice
Michael A. Toman and Margaret Walls
The Handbook of Environmental Economics | Daniel Bromley, ed. | Oxford, U.K.: Basil Blackwell | 1995 | Chapter 9
 
Motor Vehicles and Pollution in Central and Eastern Europe
Margaret Walls
Pollution Abatement Strategies in Central and Eastern Europe | Michael Toman | RFF Press | 1994
 
U.S. Energy and Environmental Policies: Problems of Federalism and Conflicting Goals
Margaret Walls
A Comprehensive Energy Policy: The Impossible Dream? | Hans Landsberg, ed. | RFF Press | 1993
 
The U.S. Oil Industry Response
Margaret Walls and Andrew S. Jones
The Oil Market in the 1980s: A Decade of Decline | Siamack Shojai and Bernard Katz, eds. | New York, NY: Praeger Publishers | 1992
 
Costs of Methanol Systems: Commentary
Margaret Walls
Methanol as an Alternative Fuel Choice: An Assessment | Wilfrid L. Kohl, ed. | Washington, D.C.: Johns Hopkins Foreign Policy Institute | 1990
 
  
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