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Ambassador Terry Miller

  • Director, Center for International Trade and Economics and the Mark A. Kolokotrones Fellow in Economic Freedom

Terry Miller is the Director of the Center for International Trade and Economics (CITE) and the Mark A. Kolokotrones Fellow in Economic Freedom at The Heritage Foundation.

In this position, Miller directs the center’s ongoing research into the role of free markets and international trade in fostering economic growth around the world. The center’s signature publication in this area is the annual Index of Economic Freedom, a country-by-country guide co-published with The Wall Street Journal.

Prior to joining Heritage in October 2007, Miller had a distinguished career as a diplomat and public servant. In 2006, he was appointed Ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Before that, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Global Issues.

Overseas, Miller has served in Italy, France, Barbados and New Zealand, including as head of the U.S. observer mission to the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). He also headed the U.S. delegation to the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development in 2004 and was the lead negotiator for the Monterrey Consensus on Financing for Development.

Miller did both his undergraduate studies in government and his graduate studies in economics at the University of Texas in Austin. Heis married to former opera singer Deborah Miller. They have three children.

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