Marco is currently a Lecturer at the University of York. He is a research associate in three large RCUK-funded centres: the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIE-MAP), the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) and the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP). 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 has worked as a macroeconomic analyst in the Mexican Ministry of Finance and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), where he contributed to high-level policy reports. He has also worked as a researcher in the Stockholm Environment Institute in York and as a lecturer in UNAM. Marco’s research mainly focuses on analysing the climate-development nexus, particularly assessing changes in consumption patterns and their effects in global development. His work in CIE-MAP involves macroeconomic modelling and scenario analysis, seeking to understand the wide economy implications of reducing energy and material use.
BSc in Economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
MSc in Ecological Economics (distinction) from the University of Leeds
PhD in Ecological Economics (research excellence award) from the University of Leeds
Ecological economics, macroeconomics, economic development, climate change, international trade, econometric modelling, CGE modelling, multi-regional input-output analysis.
- Understanding the implications of alternative bioenergy crops to support smallholder farmers in Brazil
8 Dec 2020. Paola Sakai, Stavros Afionis, Nicola Favretto, Lindsay Stringer, Caroline Ward, Marco Sakai
- Consumption-based carbon accounting: does it have a future?
23 Dec 2016. Stavros Afionis, John Barrett, Andy Gouldson, Marco Sakai, Kate Scott
- Sustainability: Limit consumption to preserve habitats
28 Jun 2012. Marco Sakai
- GHG Emissions Embodied in Trade
1 Jun 2012. John Barrett, Robin Vanner, Marco Sakai