Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Many people would think that an economist
works at a desk all day,
writing reports and playing with spreadsheets. They couldn't be
more wrong. I spend most days parachuting in to evil geniuses'
lairs to spread around newly minted cash and create excessive
inflation in order to reduce the buying power of their evil funds.
That picture of me windsurfing
was on one such mission,
where the only entrance to a fake volcano was by sea. My board was
full of used $20 notes.
The adventurous travelling isn't the only thing that may surprise
you, though. In order to fully infiltrate the madmen's castles, I
am highly trained in skills as diverse as ballroom dancing
the Rubik's Cube. I even look good in a dinner suit.
Oh, and the fetching pink and yellow outfit was because I was
running the London Marathon. I don't normally wear such outlandish
clothes; it rather destroys the illusion.
Je ne peux pas parler le français très bien. Je veux apprendre,
mais je n'ai pas d'affinité naturelle pour les langues.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm one of those people who actually uses his degree, in that I
studied economics and I now work as an economist. It's not just
looking at inflation and national growth and other such abstract
stuff, though, it's looking at how companies interact in a
marketplace, and how their behaviours can be adapted to benefit
consumers and everyone. Oh, and of course the whole manipulating
inflation to bring down evil schemes and so on.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
; solving puzzles; Wii
tennis; quick puns
; amusing conversation.
Oh, and it appears, writing tests - my "How astute are you?" test
is getting rave reviews. It took me a whole hour to write; that's
an hour I'll never get back. I've been asked when the sequel will
appear; I'm guessing some time in 2012.
The first things people usually notice about me
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6'4", which is normally taller than everyone else. In fact, I'm
normally taller that other people who claim to be 6'4" as well,
which must be some odd paradox
thing. Either that or they're
If I'm sitting down, I'm told that my eyes are probably my most
striking feature, although if I've not had my hair cut then that
goes a little wild. My hair and eyes both vary in colour -
depending on the light, my eyes are blue, green, brown or grey. As
a result, I can be ideal for anyone's tastes, as long we meet in
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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is an amazing book. I tend to read lots of books and
forget about them though. For instance, I recently read the back
cover of Winter in Madrid, and only then recalled the story,
despite having read the book about six months earlier.
Favourite films include The Lion King
, most of the
trilogy, Taxi (the original French version) ... I do
have around 100 DVDs which I've bought and never watched
I like classical, opera, and cheesy pop music. It goes well with
the ballroom dancing.
I like social videogaming too. Online games with my friends from
school are great, as are post-dinner-party Wii Sports
sessions. You'll notice
that the heading to this section doesn't mention games, but I'd
argue that they're as valid a media as Hollywood films are. Except
for Big Rigs: Over the
. That's not even valid as a game.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
* My friends.
* Some form of Internet access.
* A camera.
* Cups of tea
* Intellectual challenge.
* My bike.
Having said that, there's loads of stuff that go with the above,
like videogames, electricity, and champagne
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Demand and supply diagrams, and funny econometric models
they can be funny. The other day, I was looking at the stochastic
frontier cost analysis, and the coefficient on the constant was
insignificant from zero. No fixed costs! Oh, how I laughed.
Also, about how much Internet slang gets on my nerves. Is anyone
actually laughing out loud when they say "lol"? No.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
... either still in the office, cursing deadlines and expectations,
or having a quick drink or dinner with friends either in a bar or
at someone's house. Sometimes mine.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I shower in the nude.
Quand je douche, je porte pas de vêtements.
You should message me if
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... you want to. Preferably if you've something interesting to say,
and you know where the apostrophe should go in "greengrocers
apostrophe". And you're not simply looking to harvest my email
address for spammy purposes.
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