Housing starts in the U.S. slumped in January by the most in almost three years as unusually harsh winter weather added to the industry’s burdens. Bloomberg Economy news reporter Michelle Jamrisko and Bloomberg Government Senior Economic Analyst Dr. Nela Richardson join Capital Impact to discuss the weather and other economic excuses.
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.
Michelle Jamrisko reports on the U.S. economy at Bloomberg News in Washington. She joined Bloomberg Government in 2010 to cover federal procurement, including by the Defense and State Departments and the U.S. Agency for International Development. In July 2011, she moved to Bloomberg News’s Congress team with a focus on defense, foreign policy and government oversight legislation, and she became a member of the U.S. economy team in June 2012.
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.