THE GEORGE JARKESY SHOW HOSTS JAMES C. MILLER III, FORMER BUDGET DIRECTOR FOR RONALD REAGAN, FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE UNITED STATES OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND PUBLIC BUDGET AND FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
James C. Miller III is a former U.S. government official and economist who served as chairman of the Federal Trade Commission between 1981 and 1985 and as Budget Director for President Ronald Reagan between 1985 and 1988.
Miller was born in Atlanta and grew up in Conyers, Georgia. He earned a B.B.A. in economics from the University of Georgia in 1964 and a Ph.D. in economics from theUniversity of Virginia in 1969.
Between 1977 and 1981, Miller was a Resident Scholar at the Center for the Study of Government Regulation at the American Enterprise Institute. From 1978 to 1981, he served as co-director of the center.
Miller was the first Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (April – October 1981) and the Executive Director of Vice President George H. W. Bush’s Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief. From 1981 to 1985, he chaired the Federal Trade Commission. From October 1985 to October 1988, Miller was director of the United States Office of Management and Budget.
He has been John M. Olin Distinguished Fellow at the Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation and at the Center for Study of Public Choice at George Mason University. He is also a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.