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Margaret A. Walls
Research Director and Senior Fellow
202-328-5092
walls@rff.org
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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
What Homeowners Say about Home Energy Audits
Karen L. Palmer, Margaret A. Walls
Resources | 2015 (188)
 
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
 
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)
 
Flooding and Resilience: Valuing Conservation Investments in a World with Climate Change
Carolyn Kousky, Margaret A. Walls, Ziyan Chu
RFF Discussion Paper 13-38 | December 2013
 
Floodplain Conservation as a Flood Mitigation Strategy: Examining Costs and Benefits
Carolyn Kousky, Margaret A. Walls
RFF Discussion Paper 13-22-REV | October 2013
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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)
 
Is What You See What You Get? The Value of Natural Landscape Views
Margaret A. Walls, Carolyn Kousky, Ziyan Chu
RFF Discussion Paper 13-25 | August 2013
 
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The New Golden Age of Urban Parks Philanthropy (And Its Controversies)
Friday, September 19, 2014
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Friday, May 23, 2014
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Monday, May 12, 2014
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