Dr. Andrew Lyon is the leader of the National Economics and Statistics (NES) group of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). Dr. Lyon specializes in analyzing the revenue and economic impacts of legislative and regulatory proposals. He provides economic and tax analysis in a number of areas, including corporate tax reform proposals, capital cost recovery, and investment incentives. Dr. Lyon has testified before Congress on a range of issues and provided analysis of tax reform options to policymakers.
Prior to joining PwC, Dr. Lyon served as deputy assistant secretary for tax analysis with the Department of Treasury. As deputy assistant secretary, he was responsible for providing economic advice and analysis on all aspects of Federal taxation. He received the Internal Revenue Service Commissioner's Award and the Treasury Department's Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Lyon has also served on the staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisers and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation. In addition to his prior government service, Dr. Lyon was a member of the faculty of the University of Maryland economics department.
Dr. Lyon has written numerous articles covering a wide range of tax issues, including distributional analysis of tax reform, international taxation, consumption taxation, the effects of tax policy on the stock market, and social security financing, and authored a book on the alternative minimum tax.
Dr. Lyon received an A.B., with distinction and Phi Beta Kappa, from Stanford University, and earned his Ph. D. in economics from Princeton University. He was a co-winner of the National Tax Association dissertation award. He has been a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and was a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution.