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Marco Sakai


University of York

Marco is an ecological economist with more than twelve years of experience conducting macroeconomic analysis. His research focuses on analysing the links between the economy, energy, resources and development. He especially develops and uses large economic models, such as macroeconometric models and multi-regional input-output analysis, to understand the economy-wide effects of policies aimed at reducing resource use and environmental pressures. He has particularly assessed the ‘footprints’ or ‘virtual’ content of goods and services traded internationally (e.g. emissions, energy, water, labour, value added, etc.).

He is a lecturer in the Department of Environment and Geography. He has also held academic appointments as a research fellow in the Sustainability Research Institute of the University of Leeds and in the Stockholm Environment Institute. He has also worked as a macroeconomic analyst in the Mexican Ministry of Finance and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

He holds a BSc in Economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), as well as an MSc (distinction) and PhD (research excellence award) in Ecological Economics from the University of Leeds.

He is a research associate in three large RCUK-funded centres: the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS), the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) and the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP).

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