Matrix Global Advisors (MGA) is a boutique economic consulting firm in Washington, DC, specializing in healthcare, tax, and fiscal policy. Drawing on years of policy experience, the MGA team uses analytics to help identify, quantify, and solve economic policy problems. On behalf of clients, we conduct original data analysis, construct economic models, conduct research, write white papers and expert reports, and offer strategic advice.

Through the use of analytical tools and knowledge of the political and legislative process, MGA helps clients navigate legislative and regulatory proposals, craft policy reforms, and measure their own businesses’ economic footprints. Whether it’s Congress, the White House, an executive department, or a regulatory agency, policymakers need to know the economics of an issue. With a thorough knowledge of the policymaking process and our tested economic know-how, MGA helps clients navigate Washington.


Our Expertise

Founder and CEO Alex Brill served as the chief economist and policy advisor for the House Committee on Ways and Means from 2002 to 2007. Afterwards, he assembled the small, dedicated team of experts that comprise MGA.

Our Reputation

We are known for our unbiased analysis and strategic advice, as well as our strong ability to communicate to decision-makers. From Congressional testimony to economic studies to mass media, our insights are heard and appreciated.

Our Size

The small size of our firm is a distinguishing strength. Nothing is ever delegated—we directly handle all analysis, writing, and client interactions.

Who We Are


Prior to founding MGA, Alex was the policy director and chief economist for the House Committee on Ways and Means, where he worked from 2002 to 2007. At Ways and Means, Alex directed policy development and led negotiations on a variety of tax, health, pension, and trade matters.

Alex has testified numerous times before Congress on tax policy, labor markets, unemployment insurance, Social Security reform, fiscal stimulus, the manufacturing sector, and biological drug competition. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant in both tax and pharmaceutical patent litigations.

In addition, Alex served as a tax policy advisor to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, coauthored the book The Real Tax Burden: More Than Dollars and Cents with Alan D. Viard, and is currently a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

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Christy has more than a decade of policy experience. A principal at MGA since 2019, she joined the firm in 2010. At MGA, Christy advises clients, writes reports and white papers, and constructs economic models. She has developed an interest and expertise in biologic drug competition and works on a variety of pharmaceutical and other health policy matters. Previously, she was an associate editor at the American Enterprise Institute. Prior to that, she worked at the Nuclear Energy Institute and the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia.

Christy has a master’s in public policy (MPP) from George Mason University, where she received the top honor for graduating MPP students and was the recipient of the Bryce Harlow Foundation fellowship.


Sharyn has been director of operations at MGA since 2019, after joining the firm as a manager in 2017. With more than 15 years of experience, she is in charge of communications and marketing, project management, and firm operations. Before joining MGA, she managed IT and telecommunications government contracts for both civilian and Department of Defense clients. Sharyn received her bachelor of science in marketing management from Virginia Tech and her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute. 

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