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.