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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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SELECTED PRESENTATIONS
The Economic Value of the Chesapeake Bay
John H. Cumberland and Virginia D. McConnell
Workshop on Chesapeake Bay Management | House of Delegates of the Maryland General Assembly, Environmental Matters Committee | June 1, 1983
 
The Role of Financial Incentive Programs on Economic Development in Rhode Island
Virginia D. McConnell and Arthur Mead
Rhode Island Governor's Conference on Urban Development | January 1, 1979
 
The Chesapeake Bay and the Control of NOx Emissions: A Policy Analysis
Virginia D. McConnell
Southern Economics Association | New Orleans, LA | November 1, 1999
 
I/M Performance: Predictions and Evidence
Virginia D. McConnell
Clean Air Conference | Breckenridge, CO | September 1, 1998
 
The Economics of Vehicle Emissions Repair
Virginia D. McConnell
First World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists | Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei | Venice, Italy | June 1, 1998
 
The Role of Economic Incentives in Mobile Source Policies
Virginia D. McConnell
North American Motor Vehicle Emissions (NAMVECC) Conference | NAMVECC | Los Angeles, CA | March 1, 1998
 
Allocating Joint Costs and Ancillary Benefits of NOx Control: An Application to the Chesapeake Bay
David Austin, Alan J. Krupnick, and Virginia D. McConnell
International Water and Resource Economics Consortium Conference: Conflict and Cooperation on Trans-boundary Water Resources | International Water and Resource Economics Consortium | Annapolis, MD | April 1, 1997
 
Mobile Sources and Air Pollution Policy: International Experience and Recommendations for Bogota, Colombia
Alan J. Krupnick, Virginia D. McConnell, and Eduardo Uribe Botero
Conference on Environmental Economic Policies in the U.S. and Colombia | Bogotá, Colombia | September 1, 1996
 
Economic Incentive Policies under Uncertainty: The Case of Vehicle Emission Fees
Winston Harrington, Virginia McConnell, and Anna Alberini
1996 Seventh Annual Conference | European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists | Lisbon, Portugal | June 1, 1996
 
Fleet Turnover and Old Car Scrap Policies
Anna Alberini, Winston Harrington, and Virginia D. McConnell
American Economic Association (AEA) Annual Meeting | AEA | San Francisco, CA | January 1, 1996
 
Economic Incentive Policies and Uncertainty in Policies to Reduce Vehicle Emissions
Winston Harrington, Virginia McConnell, and Anna Alberini
Southern Economic Association (SEA) Meeting | SEA | New Orleans, LA | November 1, 1995
 
Who's in the Driver's Seat? Mobile Source Policy in the Federal System
Virginia D. McConnell
Symposium on Economic Aspects of Environmental Policy Making in a Federal System | Leuven, Belgium | June 1, 1995
 
The Economics of Remote Sensing of Motor Vehicle Emissions
Virginia D. McConnell
1993 Fourth Annual Conference | European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists | Fontainebleau, France | July 1, 1993
 
The Cost Effectiveness of Remote Sensing of Motor Vehicle Emissions
Virginia D. McConnell and Winston Harrington
Conference on Urban Smog | Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago | Chicago, IL | June 1, 1993
 
Remote Sensing of Motor Vehicle Emissions: Can It Replace I&M Programs?
Virginia D. McConnell
American Economic Association (AEA) Annual Meeting | AEA | Anaheim, CA | January 1, 1993
 
The Supply and Demand for Pollution Control: Evidence From Wastewater Treatment
Virginia D. McConnell
American Economic Association (AEA) Annual Meeting | AEA | Washington, D.C. | December 1, 1990
 
Do Environmental Regulations Affect Industry Location Decisions?
Virginia D. McConnell
Western Regional Science Association | Molokai, HI | January 1, 1990
 
The Impact of Environmental Regulation on Industry Location Decisions: The Motor Vehicle Industry
Virginia D. McConnell
Western Economic Association (WEA) Meetings | WEA | Los Angeles, CA | July 1, 1988
 
Regional Differences in Manufacturing Productivity Growth and Input Substitution
Virginia D. McConnell
Regional Science Association (RSA) Meetings | RSA | Baltimore, MD | November 1, 1987
 
Incentives to Reduce NOx Emissions with Joint Benefits
Alan J. Krupnick and Virginia D. McConnell
Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) Economics Incentive Workshop | AERE | Cambridge, MA | July 19, 1999
 
Zoning, TDRs, and the Density of Development
Virginia McConnell
American Economic Association Meetings | Philadelphia, PA | January 1, 2005
 
Markets for Preserving Farmland in Maryland Making TDR Programs Work Better
Margaret Walls
Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology Board of Directors Meeting | Queenstown, Maryland | May 14, 2007
 
The Trade-Off Between Private Lots and Public Open Space in Subdivisions at the Urban-Rural Fringe
Virginia McConnell
American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meetings | Portland, OR | July 28, 2007
 
An Economic Urban Growth Model with Agent-Based Housing and Land Markets
Elena Safirova
North American Regional Science Conference | NARSC | San Francisco | November 20, 2009
 
Policy Analysis with an Economic Agent-Based Model of Land and Housing Markets on the Urban Fringe
Margaret Walls, Virginia McConnell
Academic seminar | George Mason University Department of Computational Social Sciences | George Mason University | December 2, 2011
 
How Do Development Impact Fees Affect Land and Housing Prices and the Spatial Patterns of Land Use on the Urban Fringe?
Margaret Walls
AERE Summer Conference 2011 | AERE | Seattle, WA | June 9, 2011
 
  
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