Anthony Webb

Senior Research Economist

Tony Webb's pictureAnthony Webb, Ph.D., is a senior research economist at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.  Dr. Webb joined the Center’s staff in 2005. Previously, he was a senior research analyst at the International Longevity Center (ILC) – USA. He earned his doctorate in economics from the University of California, San Diego, in 2001. He holds a B.A. in industrial economics from the University of Nottingham (1975) and an M.A. in economics from the University of Manchester (1994). Prior to commencing his doctorate, Dr. Webb was employed as an economic adviser to the British government, providing policy advice on taxation of personal savings.

Dr. Webb’s research interests include the impact of pension type on the age of retirement, the financing of long-term care, the management of the process of asset decumulation, and the impact of bargaining within the household on asset allocation and asset decumulation. Since joining the ILC, his work has been supported by Boston College’s Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for Junior Scholars in Retirement Research.

His published work includes an investigation of the impact of pension type on the age of retirement and a number of studies of the role of annuities in managing retirement asset decumulation.


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Most Recent CRR Publications


Are Retirees Falling Short? Reconciling the Conflicting Evidence

Working Paper

The Impact of Leakages from 401(k)s and IRAs


The Impact of Leakages on 401(k)/IRA Assets