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I am an economist, and Sue is a student. We live in Melbourne with our son Emi.
I am a liberal (in the European sense) economist. Accept intervention, but my null is that intervention doesn't work. I perhaps harbour a few too many deterministic views for my close friends!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Only good ones!
Cycling, cooking, public policy, travel, statistical computing.
- public policy
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies that have left me speechless:
Paris, Texas; The Right Stuff; The Castle; A Separation; A Proposition
Seven Pillars of Wisdom (took me 7 months), The Elusive Quest for Growth, anything by Michael Lewis
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Walking in Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, and seeing enormous Stag Beatles and giant bats. Swimming off Jaco, Timor-Leste. Redwoods, CA. Museum of Jurassic Technology, LA. Barbecue in Lockhart, Texas. Running in Chapultapec, Mexico City.
Teach, Learn, Share
If you want to learn about data analysis and statistics in R, then I'm your guy. Also, I have a thorough understanding of the cheap and yummy places to eat in Melbourne.
Countries I’ve Visited
Cuba, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Singapore, Timor-Leste (East Timor), United States
Countries I’ve Lived In