Kent Smetters, PhD

Boettner Professor, Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, The Wharton School

Research Interests:

Annuity markets, social insurance programs, tax reform

About Kent:

Kent received his PhD in economics in 1995 from Harvard University and worked for the U.S. Congress from 1995 to 1998. He was a visiting professor at the Stanford Economics Department during the 2000-1 academic year and served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy of the U.S. Treasury from July 3, 2001 until August 30, 2002. Kent remains active in Washington, DC, and recently served as a member of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Dynamic Scoring for the Joint Committee on Taxation of the U.S. Congress. 

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