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Kent Smetters

Boettner Professor

Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy

Research Interests: public economics, applied theory, finance

Links: CV

Contact Information

Address: 1354 Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall, 3620 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Email: smetters@wharton.upenn.edu
Office: (215) 898-9811

Overview

Education

1995 Ph.D. Economics, Harvard University

1992 M.A. Economics, Harvard University

1990 B.S. Computer Science, Ohio State University

1990 B.S. Economics, Ohio State University

Research


  • Kent Smetters, Wharton Executive MBA Class 2014: Last Lecture    Description
  • Florian Scheuer, Kent Smetters (Under Review), Could a Website Really Have Doomed the Health Exchanges? Multiple Equilibria, Initial Conditions and the Construction of the Fine.    Abstract
  • Olivia S. Mitchell, Kent Smetters, eds., The Market for Retirement Financial Advice (2013).  Abstract
  • Felix Reichling, Kent Smetters (Under Review), Optimal Annuitization with Stochastic Mortality Probabilities.    Abstract
  • Kent Smetters, Xingtan Zhang (Under Review), A Sharper Ratio.    Abstract
  • Daniel Gottlieb, Kent Smetters (Under Review), Lapse-Based Insurance.    Abstract
  • Daniel Gottlieb, Kent Smetters (Working), Grade Non-Disclosure.    Abstract
  • Julia Li, Kent Smetters (Working), Optimal Portfolio Choice with Wage-Indexed Social Security.  
  • Shinichi Nishiyama, Kent Smetters (Working), Richardian Equivalence Under Asymmetric Information.    Abstract

Awards And Honors

  • Undergraduate Teaching Award, The Wharton School, 2008
  • Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance (“The Q-Group”) Award, 2005
  • Smith-Richardson Foundation Research Grant, 2005
  • Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research Grant, 2004
  • Smith-Richardson Foundation Research Grant, 2004
  • National Bureau of Economic Research, RRC Grants, 2003-2007
  • TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson, Certificate of Excellence, 2002
  • Robert C. Witt Award for the best paper published in the Journal of Risk and Insurance, 2000

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Courses

Current

  • BEPP899 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

    BEPP899701 

Previous

  • BEPP899 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

  • BEPP995 - Dissertation

  • BEPP999 - Independent Study

    For students working on faculty-supervised research leading to the completion of the PhD requirements.