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Homepage:http://irm.wharton.upenn.edu/Smetters2.htm
Postal address:The Wharton School 3641 Locust Walk, CPC 302 Philadelphia, PA 19131-6218 U.S.A.
Workplace:Financial Institutions Center, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, (more information at EDIRC)
Pension Research Council, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, (more information at EDIRC)

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Working Papers

2014

  1. Could a Website Really Have Doomed the Health Exchanges? Multiple Equilibria, Initial Conditions and the Construction of the Fine
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)

2013

  1. A Sharper Ratio: A General Measure for Correctly Ranking Non-Normal Investment Risks
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Optimal Annuitization with Stochastic Mortality Probabilities
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (5)

2012

  1. Narrow Framing and Life Insurance
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (4)

2011

  1. A Matter of Trust: Understanding Worldwide Public Pension Conversions
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Grade Non-Disclosure
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
  3. Optimal Portfolio Choice with Wage-Indexed Social Security
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (3)

2008

  1. The Optimal Design of Social Security Benefits
    Working Papers, University of Michigan, Michigan Retirement Research Center Downloads View citations (8)

2006

  1. Social Security Privatization with Income-Mortality Correlation
    Working Papers, University of Michigan, Michigan Retirement Research Center Downloads
  2. Top Ten Myths Of Social Security Reform
    Working Papers, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Center for Retirement Research Downloads

2005

  1. Does Social Security Privatization Produce Efficiency Gains?
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (9)
    Also in Working Papers, University of Michigan, Michigan Retirement Research Center (2005) Downloads View citations (5)
  2. Insuring Against Terrorism: The Policy Challenge
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (11)
  3. Measuring Social Security's Financial Problems
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (14)
    Also in Working Papers, University of Michigan, Michigan Retirement Research Center (2005) Downloads View citations (4)
  4. Social Security Privatization with Elastic Labor Supply and Second-Best Taxes
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Working Papers, University of Michigan, Michigan Retirement Research Center (2005) Downloads

2004

  1. Trading with the Unborn: A New Perspective on Capital Income Taxation
    Working Papers, University of Michigan, Michigan Retirement Research Center Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2003) Downloads View citations (7)

2003

  1. Consumption Taxes and Economic Efficiency in a Stochastic OLG Economy
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (15)
  2. Is the Social Security Trust Fund Worth Anything?
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (9)
  3. The (Interesting) Dynamic Properties of the Neoclassical Growth Model with CES Production
    NBER Technical Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (18)
    See also Journal Article in Review of Economic Dynamics (2003)

2002

  1. Controlling the Cost of Minimum Benefit Guarantees in Public Pension Conversions
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (9)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Pension Economics and Finance (2002)
  2. Dropping Out of Social Security
    Working Papers, University of Michigan, Michigan Retirement Research Center Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Moral Hazard in Reinsurance Markets
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (7)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Risk & Insurance (2005)
  4. Ricardian Equivalence with Incomplete Household Risk Sharing
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (4)

2001

  1. Finding a Way Out of America's Demographic Dilemma
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (12)
  2. The Coming Generational Storm
    Computing in Economics and Finance 2001, Society for Computational Economics View citations (5)
  3. The Equivalence of the Social Security's Trust Fund Portfolio Allocation and Capital Income Tax Policy
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
  4. The Exchange Theory of Teenage Smoking and the Counterproductiveness of Moderate Regulation
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (4)
  5. Who Bears the Burden of the Corporate Tax in The Open Economy?
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (11)

1998

  1. Opting Out of Social Security and Adverse Selection
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (21)
  2. Social Security: Privatization and Progressivity
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (25)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (1998)

1997

  1. Simulating U.S. Tax Reform
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (14)
    Also in Working Papers (Old Series), Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (1997) Downloads View citations (7)

Undated

  1. Thinking About Social Security's Trust Fund
    Pension Research Council Working Papers, Wharton School Pension Research Council, University of Pennsylvania View citations (1)

Journal Articles

2010

  1. Comment on: "Unfunded liabilities and uncertain fiscal financing" by Troy Davig, Eric M. Leeper, Todd B. Walker
    Journal of Monetary Economics, 2010, 57, (5), 620-621 Downloads

2007

  1. Mitigating America's demographic dilemma by pre-funding social security
    Journal of Monetary Economics, 2007, 54, (2), 247-266 Downloads View citations (54)

2006

  1. Does the Open Economy Assumption Really Mean That Labor Bears the Burden of a Capital Income Tax?
    The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2006, 6, (1), 1-44 Downloads View citations (25)
  2. Risk sharing across generations without publicly owned equities
    Journal of Monetary Economics, 2006, 53, (7), 1493-1508 Downloads View citations (7)

2005

  1. Consumption Taxes and Economic Efficiency with Idiosyncratic Wage Shocks
    Journal of Political Economy, 2005, 113, (5), 1088-1115 Downloads View citations (67)
  2. Moral Hazard in Reinsurance Markets
    Journal of Risk & Insurance, 2005, 72, (3), 375-391 Downloads View citations (13)
    See also Working Paper (2002)

2004

  1. Is the Social Security Trust Fund a Store of Value?
    American Economic Review, 2004, 94, (2), 176-181 Downloads View citations (7)
  2. Opting out of social security
    Journal of Public Economics, 2004, 88, (7-8), 1295-1306 Downloads View citations (20)

2003

  1. Fiscal and generational imbalances: new budget measures for new budget priorities
    Policy Discussion Papers, 2003, (Dec) Downloads View citations (29)
  2. Guaranteeing Defined Contribution Pensions: The Option to Buy Back a Defined Benefit Promise
    Journal of Risk & Insurance, 2003, 70, (1), 1-16 Downloads View citations (16)
  3. The (Interesting) Dynamic Properties of the Neoclassical Growth Model with CES Production
    Review of Economic Dynamics, 2003, 6, (3), 697-707 Downloads View citations (16)
    See also Working Paper (2003)

2002

  1. Controlling the cost of minimum benefit guarantees in public pension conversions
    Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 2002, 1, (01), 9-33 Downloads View citations (11)
    See also Working Paper (2002)

2000

  1. Correspondence
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2000, 14, (2), 233-239 Downloads

1999

  1. Discounting Inside the Washington D.C. Beltway
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 1999, 13, (4), 213-228 Downloads View citations (20)
  2. Privatizing Social Security in the U.S. -- Comparing the Options
    Review of Economic Dynamics, 1999, 2, (3), 532-574 Downloads View citations (49)
  3. Ricardian equivalence: long-run Leviathan
    Journal of Public Economics, 1999, 73, (3), 395-421 Downloads View citations (27)

1998

  1. Assessing fundamental tax reform
    Economic Commentary, 1998, (Jan) Downloads
  2. Social Security: Privatization and Progressivity
    American Economic Review, 1998, 88, (2), 137-41 Downloads View citations (34)
    See also Working Paper (1998)

Edited books

2003

  1. The Pension Challenge: Risk Transfers and Retirement Income Security
    OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press View citations (3)

Chapters

2009

  1. Pricing Personal Account Benefit Guarantees: A Simplified Approach
    A chapter in Social Security Policy in a Changing Environment, 2009, pp 229-249 Downloads

2006

  1. Fiscal and Generational Imbalances: An Update
    A chapter in Tax Policy and the Economy, Volume 20, 2006, pp 193-223 Downloads View citations (6)

2002

  1. Distributional Effects in a General Equilibrium Analysis of Social Security
    A chapter in The Distributional Aspects of Social Security and Social Security Reform, 2002, pp 327-370 Downloads View citations (21)

2001

  1. The Effect of Pay-When-Needed Benefit Guarantees on the Impact of Social Security Privatization
    A chapter in Risk Aspects of Investment-Based Social Security Reform, 2001, pp 91-112 Downloads View citations (4)
 
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