Kent Smetters is the Boettner Chair Professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Previous positions include the Congressional Budget Office (1995 to 1998), the Kaiser Visiting Professor of Economics at Stanford Economics Department (2000-2001), and Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary for Economic Policy (2001-2002). His book publications include Fiscal and Generational Imbalances: New Budget Measures for New Budget Priorities (AEI Press, 2003), and The Pension Challenge: Risk Transfers and Retirement Income Security, coeditor (Oxford University Press, 2004). He has published academic articles in leading journals, including American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and The Quarterly Journal of Economics. He is often cited in major media outlets.