Marco Sakai

Associate, University of Leeds

Marco Sakai

Marco is based at the Sustainability Research Institute at the University of Leeds.


Marco is a research fellow based at the Sustainability Research Institute and an associate researcher at the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP). He has almost ten years of experience in research and economic analysis, having worked in the public and private sectors. He has contributed to high-level policy reports while working at the Ministry of Finance (Mexico), the UN Conference on Trade and Development and the Stockholm Environment Institute in York. He also lectures in the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) in the areas of statistical analysis and econometrics.

He holds a BSc in Economics from UNAM, an MSc in Ecological Economics (distinction) and a PhD, both from the University of Leeds.

His research mainly focuses on analysing the climate-development nexus, particularly assessing demand-side climate change mitigation measures and their effects in global development. His present work consists in developing modelling capabilities in forecasting and scenario analysis to understanding how fiscal and non-fiscal policies can influence the UK’s future energy and material needs through changes in demand.

Research interests

  • Ecological and environmental economics
  • Macroeconomics of climate change
  • Development and international trade
  • Econometrics
  • CGE modelling
  • Multi-regional input-output analysis