Manhattanville Reid Castle In the Spring

Kent Smetters, a professor at the Wharton School to Discuss the Financial Crisis
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 10:54

Purchase, NY TKentSmetters thumbhe Department of Economics, Finance and Management at Manhattanville College is pleased to feature "Outlook for the Economy and Navigating Its Risks" a presentation by Kent Smetters, a professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Professor Smetters will discuss the short- and long-term challenges facing the nation, including the debt outlook, inflation, and continued risks in financial markets. He argues that these risks are indeed quite real, and they should fundamentally alter the way you think about risk management.

The lecture will take place in the West Room of Reid Hall on Monday, October 17, at 5:30 p.m.

Dr. Kent Smetters is the Boettner Chair Professor at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy of the United States Treasury. He has been widely cited in the media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, The Washington Post, and National Public Radio. He has published academic articles in leading journals and lectures frequently on risk management and the fiscal challenges facing our country. Dr. Smetters is also the President of Veritat Advisors (, an online financial planning firm.

About Manhattanville College:

Manhattanville College ( is an independent, co-educational liberal arts institution located just 30 minutes from New York City serving 1,700 undergraduate students and nearly 1,000 graduate students from 66 countries and 33 states. The student body provides more than 30,000 community service hours annually reinforcing Manhattanville's commitment to civic engagement and social action. The College offers more than 50 undergraduate courses of study, ranging from traditional Bachelor's to accelerated programs geared to adult learners. Manhattanville also offers a wide variety of Master's programs including degrees in management, Sports Business Management, and Creative Writing, as well as a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.


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