Kent Smetters

Professor Kent Smetters previously served as deputy assistant secretary for economic policy at the U.S. Treasury. He is co-author of Fiscal and Generational Imbalances: New Budget Measures for New Budget Priorities and coedited The Pension Challenge: Risk Transfers and Retirement Income Security. As an academic, entrepreneur, and former government official, his research focuses on public policy, personal financial planning, and corporate and financial risk management. Smetters 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. He is currently the Interim Faculty Director of the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative.

Past Appearances

Your Money: February 26, 2019

Host Kent Smetters is joined by Andrea Coombes (Writer, Nerd Wallet) and Ben Gurwitz (Senior Wealth Manager, COO, & Partner, Financial Life Advisors) on the Tuesday, February 26, 2019 edition of Your Money.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Your Money: February 19, 2019

Host Kent Smetters is joined by Tim Baker (Founder and CEO, WealthShape LLC) and Scott Witt (Founder, Witt Actuarial Services and Fee-Only Insurance Advisor) on the Tuesday, February 19, 2019 edition of Your Money.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Your Money: January 29, 2019

Host Kent Smetters is joined by Fred Amrein (Founder, Pay For ED) and Katie Brewer CFP (President, Your Richest Life) on the Tuesday, January 29, 2019 edition of Your Money.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Your Money: January 22, 2019

Host Kent Smetters is joined by Laurence Kotlikoff (Professor of Economics; Presidential Election 2017 Independent Write-In; Creator of MaximizeMySocialSecurity.com and AnalyzeMyDivorceSettlement.com, Boston University) and Jeff Feldman (Founder, Rochester Financial Services) on the Tuesday, January 22, 2019 edition of Your Money.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Your Money: January 15, 2019

Host Kent Smetters is joined by Stephen Craffen (National Chair; Partner, Stonegate Wealth Management, National Association of Personal Financial Advisors) and Rob Schmansky (Founder, Clear Financial Advisors) on the Tuesday, January 15, 2019 edition of Your Money.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Your Money: January 8, 2019

Host Kent Smetters is joined by Jay Friday (Head of Financial Planning, Citizens Bank Wealth Management) and Michael Kay (Founder and President, Financial Life Focus, LLC) on the Tuesday, January 8, 2019 edition of Your Money.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Your Money: December 18, 2018

Host Kent Smetters is joined by Charlie Javice (Founder and CEO, Frank) and Michael Joyce CFA, CFP (Founder and President, JoycePayne Partners) on the Tuesday, December 18, 2018 edition of Your Money.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Knowledge@Wharton: December 5, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Jason Farman (Associate Professor; Director of the Design Cultures & Creativity Program, University of Maryland, College Park), Charles Mason (Associate Dean in College of Business; H. A. “Dave” True, Jr. Chair in Petroleum and Natural Gas Economics , The Department of Economics and Finance, University of Wyoming), Jacqueline Weaver (A.A. White Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center), Kent Smetters, William Black (Associate Professor of Economics and Law, The University of Missouri– Kansas City), and Eric Orts (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics and Management; Director, Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership, Wharton) on the Wednesday, December 5, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Your Money: December 4, 2018

Host Kent Smetters is joined by Dan Kaiser (President, SafteyNet) and John Kvale (Founder, J.K. Financial) on the Tuesday, December 4, 2018 edition of Your Money.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Your Money: November 27, 2018

Host Kent Smetters is joined by Bob Rall (Principal, Rall Capital Management) on the Tuesday, November 27, 2018 edition of Your Money.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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Professor Kent Smetters previously served as deputy assistant secretary for economic policy at the U.S. Treasury. He is co-author of Fiscal and Generational Imbalances: New Budget Measures for New Budget Priorities and coedited The Pension Challenge: Risk Transfers and Retirement Income Security. As an academic, entrepreneur, and former government official,Read More

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