Kent Smetters, PhD

Kent Smetters

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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Executive Education Programs Taught:

Wharton on Financial Management

What are the financial decisions that must be made now to ensure future viability when a company is under pressure? Gain new insight on how to prepare for business life both during and after a crisis.

Wharton on the Markets

Tremendous volatility in the financial markets has raised anxiety levels among both institutional and individual investors alike. Gain clarity and insight on how to view the investment horizon in the coming months. Wharton Finance faculty discusses topics from investing in stocks and bonds to alternative investments in real estate and private equity.