Matthew Genasci is a lawyer and policy advisor focusing on extractive sector law and policy, with an emphasis on mining and petroleum fiscal regimes, mineral rights licensing and tenders, and contract negotiations. Before starting Mining Policy Group, Matthew headed the law and economics team at the Natural Resource Governance Institute. He has worked on a range of resource projects and policy reform processes in countries throughout East, West & Southern Africa, East & Southeast Asia, South America, and Central Asia & the Caucasus. Matthew also works with international organizations, research institutes and development agencies on a variety of research and training projects related to natural resource governance. Matthew was previously international and corporate tax counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. Matthew has a J.D. from Stanford Law School and an M.A. in International Relations & International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).