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Jim Savage

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Overview

  • 7 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Indonesian, Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Economist
  • No education listed
  • From Melbourne
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Get to know more about how people live, and the informal institutions that govern their lives.

ABOUT ME

I am an economist, and Sue is a student. We live in Melbourne with our son Emi.

PHILOSOPHY

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

Host, surf.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Only good ones!

Interests

Cycling, cooking, public policy, travel, statistical computing.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies that have left me speechless:

Paris, Texas; The Right Stuff; The Castle; A Separation; A Proposition

Books:

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

Australia, Mexico

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