Marco Sakai is an ecological economist with more than twelve years of experience conducting macroeconomic analysis. His research mainly focuses on analysing the links between climate, resource consumption, the economy and development. Most of his work involves the use and development of large economic models, like 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 is particularly interested in assessing the ‘footprints’ or ‘virtual’ content of goods and services traded internationally (e.g. emissions, energy, water, labour, value added, etc.).