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Researcher Detail

Kent Smetters
Associate Professor
University of Pennsylvania

Kent Smetters is an Associate Professor of Insurance and Risk Management and Undergraduate Program coordinator at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He worked at the Congressional Budget Office from 1995 to 1998 where he conducted research on Social Security Reform and tax reform prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania. He was a visiting professor at the Stanford Economics Department during the 2000-1 academic year and was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy of the US Treasury on July 3, 2001, where he served until August 30, 2002, when he returned to the University of Pennsylvania. He remains active in Washington, DC, including serving as a member of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Dynamic Scoring for the Joint Committee on Taxation of the U.S. Congress. He received his Ph.D. in economics in 1995 from Harvard University.



Associated Research Projects
 
UM08-19:  The Optimal Design of Social Security
UM06-07:  Personal Social Security Accounts: Quantifying the Macro and Efficiency Effects II
UM05-15:  Personal Social Security Accounts: Quantifying the Macro and Efficiency Effects
UM04-04:  Evaluating Social Security's Liabilities
UM04-02:  Pareto Improving Personal Accounts
UM03-12:  Welfare Measures in a Stochastic Production Economy with Overlapping Generations: An Application to Social Security Reform
UM01-01:  Dropping Out of Social Security