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Anthony Webb

author Image Anthony Webb is a research economist at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.

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Areas of Expertise: impact of pension type on retirement age, long-term care financing, asset decumulation management, impact of household asset allocation and asset decumulation bargaining

Website: http://crr.bc.edu

Topics Presented in Speeches: “Retirement and the Evolution of Pension Structure,” “The Impact of the Cost of Long-Term Care on the Savings of the Elderly,” “Household Annuitization Decisions: Simulations and Empirical Analyses,” “Mortality Heterogeneity and Mandatory Annuitization,” “Determinants and Consequences of Bargaining Power in Households,” “The Chore Wars: Household Bargaining and Leisure Time,” “The Impact of Pensions on Non-Pension Investment Choices,” “Life Is Cheap: Using Mortality Bonds to Hedge Aggregate Mortality Risk,” “Optimal Retirement Asset Decumulation Strategies: The Impact of Housing Wealth,” “The Impact of Local Labor Market Conditions on Retirement Transitions,” “Evaluating the Advanced Life Deferred Annuity: An Annuity People Might Actually Buy,” “The United States Longevity Insurance Market,” “How Much Do Households Really Lose by Claiming Social Security at Age 62,” “The Impact of a DROP Program on the Age of Retirement and Employer Pension Costs,” “Designing a More Attractive Annuitization Option: Problems and Solutions,” “How Has the Financial Crisis Affected the Incomes of Households Entering and In Retirement?” and “Challenges to Long-Term Care Financing in the United States.”

Email: crr@bc.edu

Anthony Webb, Ph.D., is a research economist at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Webb joined the Center’s staff in 2005. Previously, he was a senior research analyst at the International Longevity Center–USA (ILC). 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, Webb was employed as an economic adviser to the British government, providing policy advice on taxation of personal savings.

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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  1. Financial Planning »

    Retirement Withdrawals: Can You Base Them on RMDs?

    The IRS’s required minimum distributions are easy to follow and with a little modification can set the basis for a more optimal withdrawal strategy.

    December 2012 | Journal