Researcher Profile

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Margaret A. Walls

Interim Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow

Topics of Interest

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 EconomicsNational Tax Journal, Journal of Urban Economics, and Journal of Economic Literature, among others. Walls also has a personal website available here.


PhD in economics, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1988
BS in agricultural economics, University of Kentucky, 1981

Recent Work

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