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.
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 resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.
A principal at MGA since 2019, Christy joined the firm in 2010. At MGA, Christy drafts reports and white papers, constructs economic models, and conducts data analysis. 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.
When she completed her master’s in public policy at George Mason University, Christy received the Alexis De Tocqueville Award, the top honor for graduating MPP students, given in recognition of exceptional ability, involvement, and promise in the field of public policy. In the 2012–2013 academic year, Christy was a fellow with the Bryce Harlow Foundation, which recognizes and assists highly motivated graduate students in pursuit of careers in professional advocacy.
Sharyn has been director of operations at MGA since 2019, after joining the firm as a manager in 2017. She is in charge of communications, managing the MGA website, and keeping the firm organized and running smoothly. Sharyn has more than a decade of experience in account management in sales, marketing, and communications. Most recently, she managed government sales contracts for clients that included the U.S. Senate, Census Bureau, General Services Administration, and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Sharyn received her bachelor of science in marketing management from Virginia Tech.