Kent A. Smetters

University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department

Professor

3641 Locust Walk

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6372

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Measuring Social Security's Financial Problems

NBER Working Paper No. w11060
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 15 Feb 2005 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2022
Jagadeesh Gokhale, Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
Cato Institute and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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Measuring Social Security's Financial Problems

Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. WP 2005-093
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 17 Feb 2008
Jagadeesh Gokhale, Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
Cato Institute and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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Fiscal and Generational Imbalances: New Budget Measures for New Budget Priorities

FRB of Cleveland Policy Discussion Paper No. 5
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 30 Oct 2007
Jagadeesh Gokhale, Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
Cato Institute and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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Optimal Portfolio Choice Over the Life Cycle with Social Security

Pension Research Council Working Paper No. 2010-06
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 09 Nov 2010
Kent A. Smetters, Kent A. Smetters and Ying Chen
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
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Portfolio, Social Security, Income, Model, Retirement, Households, Wages, Lifecycle, Wealth, Allocation, Stocks, Correlation, Model

Guaranteeing Defined Contribution Pensions: The Option to Buy Back a Defined Benefit Promise

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 21 Mar 2003
Marie-Eve Lachance, Olivia S. Mitchell, Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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Top Ten Myths of Social Security Reform

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 23 Jun 2008
Jeffrey R. Brown, Kevin A. Hassett, Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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Simulating U.S. Tax Reform

NBER Working Paper No. w6248
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 25 May 2006 Last Revised: 30 Jul 2022
David Altig, David Altig, Alan J. Auerbach, Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Kent A. Smetters, Kent A. Smetters and Jan Walliser
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of AtlantaFederal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics, Boston University - Department of Economics, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department and Congressional Budget Office
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Does Social Security Privatization Produce Efficiency Gains?

Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. WP 2005-106
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 17 Feb 2008
Shinichi Nishiyama, Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
Congressional Budget Office and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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Does Social Security Privatization Produce Efficiency Gains?

NBER Working Paper No. w11622
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2022
Shinichi Nishiyama, Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
Congressional Budget Office and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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The Optimal Design of Social Security Benefits

Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. 2008-197
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 06 Feb 2009
Shinichi Nishiyama, Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
Congressional Budget Office and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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Finding a Way Out of America's Demographic Dilemma

NBER Working Paper No. w8258
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 30 Apr 2001 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2022
Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Kent A. Smetters, Kent A. Smetters and Jan Walliser
Boston University - Department of Economics, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department and Congressional Budget Office
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Who Bears the Burden of the Corporate Tax in the Open Economy?

NBER Working Paper No. w8280
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 05 May 2001 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2022
Jane Gravelle, Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
Government of the United States of America - Congressional Research Service and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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Insuring Against Terrorism: The Policy Challenge

NBER Working Paper No. w11038
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 04 Feb 2005 Last Revised: 31 Aug 2022
Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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Trading with the Unborn: A New Perspective on Capital Income Taxation

Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. WP 2004-066
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 12 Feb 2008
Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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Trading with the Unborn: A New Perspective on Capital Income Taxation

NBER Working Paper No. w9412
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 10 Jan 2003 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2022
Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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Controlling the Cost of Minimum Benefit Guarantees in Public Pension Conversions

NBER Working Paper No. w8732
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 24 Jan 2002 Last Revised: 13 May 2022
Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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Moral Hazard in Reinsurance Markets

NBER Working Paper No. w9050
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 11 Jul 2002 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2022
Neil A. Doherty, Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
University of Pennsylvania - Insurance & Risk Management Department and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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A Sharper Ratio: A General Measure for Correctly Ranking Non-Normal Investment Risks

NBER Working Paper No. w19500
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 05 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2022
Kent A. Smetters, Kent A. Smetters and Xingtan Zhang
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
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Grade Non-Disclosure

NBER Working Paper No. w17465
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 30 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2022
Daniel Gottlieb, Daniel Gottlieb, Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
Washington University in St. Louis, London School of Economics and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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Social Security: Privatization and Progressivity

NBER Working Paper No. w6428
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 25 May 2006 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2022
Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Kent A. Smetters, Kent A. Smetters and Jan Walliser
Boston University - Department of Economics, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department and Congressional Budget Office
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Social Security Privatization with Elastic Labor Supply and Second-Best Taxes

NBER Working Paper No. w11101
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 02 Mar 2005 Last Revised: 02 May 2022
Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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Social Security Privatization with Elastic Labor Supply and Second-Best Taxes

Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. WP 2005-092
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 17 Feb 2008
Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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Is the Social Security Trust Fund Worth Anything?

NBER Working Paper No. w9845
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 21 Jul 2003 Last Revised: 28 May 2022
Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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The Exchange Theory of Teenage Smoking and the Counterproductiveness of Moderate Regulation

NBER Working Paper No. w8262
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 30 Apr 2001 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2022
Kent A. Smetters, Kent A. Smetters and Jennifer Gravelle
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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A Matter of Trust: Understanding Worldwide Public Pension Conversions

Pension Research Council Working Paper No. 2010-04
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 10 Nov 2010
Kent A. Smetters, Kent A. Smetters and Walter Theseira
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department and Nanyang Technological University
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Social Security, Trust, Pension, System, Countries, Workers, Private, Reform, Demographic, Model

A Matter of Trust: Understanding Worldwide Public Pension Conversions

NBER Working Paper No. w17015
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 09 May 2011 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2022
Kent A. Smetters, Kent A. Smetters and Walter Theseira
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department and Nanyang Technological University
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Narrow Framing and Life Insurance

NBER Working Paper No. w18601
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 07 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2022
Daniel Gottlieb, Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
London School of Economics and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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Opting Out of Social Security and Adverse Selection

NBER Working Paper No. w6430
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 16 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2022
Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Kent A. Smetters, Kent A. Smetters and Jan Walliser
Boston University - Department of Economics, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department and Congressional Budget Office
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Ricardian Equivalence Under Asymmetric Information

Pension Research Council Working Paper No. 2010-05
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 10 Nov 2010
Kent A. Smetters, Kent A. Smetters and Shinichi Nishiyama
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department and Congressional Budget Office
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Market Shocks, Household, Altruism, Optimal, Hazard, Equilibrium, Symetric, Ricardian

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Social Security Privatization with Income-Mortality Correlation

Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. WP 2006-140
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 21 Feb 2008
Shinichi Nishiyama, Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
Congressional Budget Office and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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Ricardian Equivalence with Incomplete Household Risk Sharing

NBER Working Paper No. w8851
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 28 Mar 2002 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2022
Shinichi Nishiyama, Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
Congressional Budget Office and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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Optimal Portfolio Choice with Wage-Indexed Social Security

NBER Working Paper No. w17025
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 May 2011 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2022
Jialun Li, Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
affiliation not provided to SSRN and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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The (Interesting) Dynamic Properties of the Neoclassical Growth Model with Ces Production

NBER Working Paper No. t0290
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 08 Mar 2003 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2022
Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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Consumption Taxes and Economic Efficiency in a Stochastic OLG Economy

NBER Working Paper No. w9492
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 13 Feb 2003 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2022
Shinichi Nishiyama, Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
Congressional Budget Office and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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Dropping Out of Social Security

Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. WP 2002-022
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 17 Jan 2008
Kent A. Smetters, Kent A. Smetters and Jan Walliser
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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The Equivalence of the Social Security's Trust Fund Portfolio Allocation and Capital Income Tax Policy

NBER Working Paper No. w8259
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 01 May 2001 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2022
Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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Moral Hazard in Reinsurance Markets

Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 72, No. 3, pp. 375-391, September 2005
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 31 Aug 2005
Neil A. Doherty, Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
University of Pennsylvania - Insurance & Risk Management Department and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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Measuring Social Security's Financial Outlook within an Aging Society

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 15 Feb 2012
Jagadeesh Gokhale, Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
Cato Institute and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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Optimal Annuitization with Stochastic Mortality Probabilities

NBER Working Paper No. w19211
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 13 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2022
Felix Reichling, Felix Reichling, Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
Penn Wharton Budget Model, Government of the United States of America - Macroeconomic Analysis Division and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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Why Don't Elite Colleges Expand Supply?

NBER Working Paper No. w29309
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 27 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2022
Peter Q.. Blair, Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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Could a Website Really Have Doomed the Health Exchanges? Multiple Equilibria, Initial Conditions and the Construction of the Fine

NBER Working Paper No. w19835
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 28 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 12 Sep 2022
Florian Scheuer, Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
Stanford University - Department of Economics and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
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Financing Old Age Dependency

Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 6, pp. 53-76, 2014
Posted: 08 Aug 2014
Shinichi Nishiyama, Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
Congressional Budget Office and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department

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Do the Markets Care About the $2.4 Trillion U.S. Deficit?

Financial Analysts Journal, Vol. 63, No. 2, pp. 37-47, 2007
Posted: 19 Apr 2007
Jagadeesh Gokhale, Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
Cato Institute and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department

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Economics, Macroeconomics, Relationship of Economic Activity to the Investment Process

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Consumption Taxes and Economic Efficiency with Idiosyncratic Wage Shocks

Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 113, pp. 1088-1115, October 2005
Posted: 15 Sep 2005
Shinichi Nishiyama, Kent A. Smetters and Kent A. Smetters
Congressional Budget Office and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department

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