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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
Floodplain Conservation as a Flood Mitigation Strategy: Examining Costs and Benefits
Kousky, C. and M. Walls
Ecological Economics | 104 | pp. 119-128 | Related Discussion Paper 13-22-REV
 
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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OTHER PUBLICATIONS
Resources Magazine: 186
Phil Sharp, Joseph E. Aldy, Stephen P.A. Brown, Joel Darmstadter, Raymond J. Kopp, Alan J. Krupnick, Yusuke Kuwayama , Charles Mason, Ping Qin, Margaret A. Walls, Jintao Xu
Resources | 2014 (186)
 
Private Funding of Public Parks: Assessing the Role of Philanthropy
Margaret A. Walls
Resources | 2014 (186)
 
Private Funding of Public Parks: Assessing the Role of Philanthropy
Margaret A. Walls
Issue Brief 14-01 | January 2014
 
Inside RFF: A Look at What's Happening
Carolyn Kousky, Allen Blackman, Daniel Shawhan, Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, Roger M. Cooke, Margaret A. Walls, Molly K. Macauley
Resources | 2014 (185)
 
Evaluating New Approaches to Increase Funding for State Parks
Margaret A. Walls
Resources | 2013 (184)
 
Resources Magazine: 184
Phil Sharp, Dallas Burtraw, Rebecca Epanchin-Niell, Carolyn Kousky, Joshua Linn, Daniel F. Morris, P. Lynn Scarlett, Roger A. Sedjo, Margaret A. Walls
Resources | 2013 (184)
 
The Best of Common Resources
Nathan Richardson, Alan J. Krupnick, Daniel F. Morris, Hal Gordon, Clayton Munnings, Heather L. Ross, Raymond J. Kopp, Timothy J. Brennan, Margaret A. Walls, James W. Boyd
Resources | 2013 (Digital Issue)
 
Protecting Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services on Private Land: A Comparison of Three US Policies
Margaret A. Walls, Anne Riddle
Resources | 2013 (Digital Issue)
 
Resources Magazine: Digital Issue
Alan J. Krupnick, Juha V. Siikamäki, Margaret A. Walls, Anne Riddle, Joel Darmstadter, Roger A. Sedjo, Phil Sharp
Resources | 2013 (Digital Issue)
 
Whither Markets for Environmental Regulation?
Dallas Burtraw, Arthur G. Fraas, Margaret A. Walls, Leonard A. Shabman
Resources | 2013 (183)
 
Goings On: Highlights of RFF's Recent Contributions to Shaping Environmental Policy
Kenneth J. Arrow, Sheila M. Olmstead, Dallas Burtraw, Arthur G. Fraas, Margaret A. Walls, Leonard A. Shabman, P. Lynn Scarlett, Ian W.H. Parry, Molly K. Macauley, Roberton C. Williams III, Richard D. Morgenstern, Karen L. Palmer, Allen Blackman, Rebecca Epanchin-Niell, James W. Boyd, Carolyn Fischer
Resources | 2013 (183)
 
Commentary: The Limits of a Gasoline Tax
Margaret A. Walls
Resources | 2013 (183)
 
Resources Magazine: 183
Phil Sharp, Dallas Burtraw, Maureen L. Cropper, Joel Darmstadter, Arthur G. Fraas, Kristin Hayes, Leonard A. Shabman, Margaret A. Walls
Resources | 2013 (183)
 
Dedicated Funds for Parks: Designing the Right Approach
Margaret Walls
Parks and Recreation magazine | March 2013
 
Goings On
Joseph E. Stiglitz, Alan J. Krupnick, Carolyn Fischer, Randall Lutter, Margaret A. Walls, Dallas Burtraw, Sheila M. Olmstead, Karen L. Palmer, Joseph E. Aldy
Resources | 2013 (182)
 
How Do the Costs of Climate Cap and Trade Affect Households?
Josh Blonz, Dallas Burtraw and Margaret Walls
Proceedings of the 103rd Annual Conference on Taxation, Washington DC: National Tax Association | forthcoming | 2011
 
How Do the Costs of Climate Cap and Trade Affect Households?
Josh Blonz, Dallas Burtraw and Margaret Walls
National Tax Journal Conference Proceedings | forthcoming | 2011
 
Connecting Americans to the Great Outdoors
Margaret A. Walls, Juha V. Siikamäki
Resources | Summer 2010 (175)
 
Natural Gas: A Bridge to a Low-Carbon Future?
Stephen P.A. Brown, Alan J. Krupnick, Margaret A. Walls
Issue Brief 09-11 | December 2009
 
Parks and Recreation in the United States: Local Park Systems
Margaret A. Walls
RFF Backgrounder | June 2009
 
Climate Change and Outdoor Recreation Resources
Daniel F. Morris, Margaret A. Walls
RFF Backgrounder | April 2009
 
Current Challenges, Funding, and Popularity Trends in Local Parks and Recreation Areas: Responses to a Survey of Park Directors
Margaret A. Walls, Juha V. Siikamäki, Sarah R Darley, Jeffrey Ferris, Joseph Maher
RFF Backgrounder | March 2009
 
Current Challenges, Funding, and Popularity Trends in State Parks: Responses to a Survey of Park Directors
Margaret A. Walls, Juha V. Siikamäki, Sarah R Darley, Jeffrey Ferris, Joseph Maher
RFF Backgrounder | March 2009
 
Parks and Recreation in the United States: The National Park System
Margaret A. Walls
RFF Backgrounder | January 2009
 
Parks and Recreation in the United States: State Park Systems
Margaret A. Walls
RFF Backgrounder | January 2009
 
Federal Funding for Conservation and Recreation: The Land and Water Conservation Fund
Margaret A. Walls
RFF Backgrounder | January 2009
 
Crafting a Fair and Equitable Climate Policy: A Closer Look at the Options
Dallas Burtraw, Richard Sweeney, Margaret A. Walls
Resources | Fall (170)
 
Explaining Sprawl: How Much Does Zoning Matter?
Virginia D. McConnell, Margaret A. Walls, Elizabeth A. Kopits
Resources | Spring 2006 (161)
 
A Market Approach to Land Preservation
Elizabeth A. Kopits, Virginia D. McConnell, Margaret A. Walls
Resources | Spring 2003 (150)
 
Putting a Prod in Product Stewardship
Karen L. Palmer and Margaret Walls
Waste News (op-ed)
 
Motor Vehicles, U.S. Attitudes, and Inaction on Climate Change
Margaret Walls
Victoria Economic Commentaries | September 1996 | pp. 30-40
 
Review of War on Waste: Can America Win Its Battle With Garbage?
Margaret Walls and Robert P. Anex
Environmental History Review | Winter 1993
 
Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Alternative Fuels
Alan J. Krupnick, Margaret Walls, Sari Radin, Carol Collins, and Joel Darmstadter
Report to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Policy Analysis | June 1991
 
  
NEWS
States Push Annual Park Passes to Raise Revenue
Friday, May 23, 2014
Stateline, The Daily News Service of The Pew Charitable Trusts
It's Time to Raise the Gas Tax
Monday, May 12, 2014
Vox
Adequate funding for parks a priority
Saturday, December 14, 2013
The Sydney Morning Herald
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