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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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REPORTS
Paying for State Parks: Evaluating Alternative Approaches for the 21st Century
Margaret A. Walls
RFF Report | January 2013
 
Borrowing to Save Energy: An Assessment of Energy-Efficiency Financing Programs
Karen L. Palmer, Margaret A. Walls, Todd Gerarden
RFF Report | April 2012
 
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
 
Toward a New National Energy Policy: Assessing the Options
Alan J. Krupnick, Ian W.H. Parry, Margaret A. Walls, Tony Knowles, Kristin Hayes
RFF Report | November 2010
 
Toward a New National Energy Policy: Assessing the Options - Executive Summary
Alan J. Krupnick, Ian W.H. Parry, Margaret A. Walls, Tony Knowles, Kristin Hayes
RFF Report | September 2010
 
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
 
Smart Growth @ 10: A Critical Examination of Maryland’sLandmark Land Use Program
Margaret A. Walls
RFF Report | February 2008
 
Transfer of Development Rights in U.S. Communities: Evaluating Program Design, Implementation, and Outcomes
Margaret A. Walls, Virginia D. McConnell
RFF Report | September 2007
 
The Value of Open Space: Evidence from Studies of Nonmarket Benefits
Virginia D. McConnell, Margaret A. Walls
RFF Report | January 2005
 
The Product Stewardship Movement: Understanding Costs, Effectiveness, and the Role of Policy
Karen L. Palmer, Margaret A. Walls
RFF Report | November 2002
 
The Organization of Local Solid Waste and Recycling Markets: Public and Private Provisions of Services and the Nature of Contracts
Molly K. Macauley and Margaret A. Walls
Economic and Social Research Institute of Japan | February 2002
 
Review of the Road Management and Funding Policies Proposed in Better Transport, Better Roads
Lewis Evans, Neil Quigley and Margaret Walls
New Zealand Secretary of Transport | December 1999
 
A Cost-Benefit Study of the Privatisation of New Zealand Railways
Lewis Evans, David Boles de Boer, and Margaret Walls
New Zealand Treasury | August 1999
 
  
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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