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.  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.  His work has been supported by Boston College’s Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for Junior Scholars in Retirement Research and the National Institutes of Health.  His published work includes an investigation of the impact of pension type on the age of retirement and a number of studies on the role of annuities and Social Security in managing retirement asset decumulation.  He holds a B.A. in industrial economics from the University of Nottingham and a M.A. in economics from the University of Manchester.  He earned his doctorate in economics from the University of California, San Diego, in 2001.

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Most Recent CRR Publications


Working Paper

Calculating Neutral Increases in Retirement Age by Socioeconomic Status

Working Paper

How Much Longer Do People Need to Work?

Working Paper

Will the Average Retirement Age Continue to Increase?