Congress eyes risky trades, housing policy in focus

Wednesday - 6/13/2012, 5:31pm EDT

June 14, 2012 - Capital Impact

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On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show:

  • After JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon's heated testimony before the Senate Banking Committee, could Congress consider new rules to police risky trades? Economic Analysts Nela Richardson and Christopher Payne weigh in on Washington's renewed interest in Wall Street.

  • As the U.S. housing market continues to struggle, what is Washington doing to kick start home sales? According to an analysis from Bloomberg Government, current government attempts to fix the problem aren't working, putting a full housing rebound years away. The authors of that study, Richardson and Economic Analyst Ian Hathaway, explain.

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Ian Hathaway is an economic analyst at Bloomberg Government. He was previously an economic analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, where his work focused on macroeconomics, labor and finance. Hathaway holds a master's degree from the University of Chicago and a bachelor's degree from the University of Dayton.

Christopher Payne is an economic analyst with Bloomberg Government. Payne worked as a CPA at PricewaterhouseCoopers and was a vice president at JPMorgan Securities covering Asian emerging markets. Before joining Bloomberg, he worked as a research fellow at Duke University. Payne earned his master's and Ph.D. at the London School of Economics, and has a B.A. from Cambridge University.

Nela Richardson is an economic analyst with Bloomberg Government. She was a research economist at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission before joining Bloomberg. Richardson was also a senior economist at Freddie Mac, a researcher at Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies, and an adjunct professor of finance at Johns Hopkins. Richardson has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland, a M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. from Indiana University.

Allen Scott (moderator) specializes in customer on boarding and training at Bloomberg Government. Allen previously worked at Arbitron, Inc. where he served in a variety of roles from customer service to sales operations manager. Prior to Arbitron, Allen worked in radio for several years in the Washington and Baltimore areas. Most recently he spent six years at 99.1 HFS as co-host and news director.