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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 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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BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS
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
 
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
 
Evaluating Vehicle Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
Virginia D. McConnell (co-author as member of National Research Council)
Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Sciences | 2001
 
Coase and Car Repair: Who Should Be Responsible for Emissions of Vehicles in Use?
Winston Harrington and Virginia D. McConnell
Property Rights, Economics and the Environment | Michael Kaplowitz and Michael Lawrence | Stamford, CT: JAI Press, Inc. | 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
 
Economic Incentive Policies under Uncertainty: The Case of Vehicle Emission Fees
Winston Harrington, Virginia D. McConnell, and Anna Alberini
Environment and Transport in Economic Modelling | Ken Small and Roberto Roson, eds. | Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishing | 1998
 
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
 
Trans-Boundary Airshed Management as an Approach to Trans-Boundary Water Cooperation: The Case of the Chesapeake Bay
David Austin, Alan Krupnick, and Virginia McConnell
Conflict and Cooperation on Trans-Boundary Water Resources | Richard Just and Sinaia Netanyahu, eds. | Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers | 1998
 
Cost-Effectiveness of Remote Sensing of Vehicle Emissions
Winston Harrington and Virginia McConnell
Cost-Effective Approaches to Control of Urban Smog | Richard Kosobud, ed. | Chicago, IL: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago | 1993
 
  
NEWS
McConnell on Marketplace
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
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