Housing, jobs and CNG vehicles in 2013

Thursday - 1/31/2013, 6:53pm EST

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This week on BGOV's Capital Impact show hosted by Allen Scott:

  • Natural Gas is perceived as plentiful and cheap because of the shale gas revolution. Despite abundant supplies, plenty of thought still needs to be given to compressed natural gas as a gasoline alternative. Bloomberg Government Energy Analyst Rob Barnett tackles those issues in his latest piece: Natural Gas: America's Alternative to Gasoline. Hurdles to Adoption and Potential Impact on Gasoline.

  • With the Inauguration behind us we get down to the business of government, and what it means to the staples of society. Housing, jobs and the debt limit are the three topics that we'll tackle with Senior Economic Analyst Dr. Nela Richardson. She'll give us a look into 2013 with what the future holds for each.

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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.

Rob Barnett is an energy analyst at Bloomberg Government. Before joining Bloomberg, he was an associate director of climate change and clean energy at IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates. Barnett holds a master's degree in economics from Boston University and an undergraduate and master's degree in electrical engineering from Clemson 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.