Sarah Miller was appointed as the acting Regional Director (Economics) at the Bank of Canada’s Regional Office for the Atlantic Provinces in August 2023. In this capacity, she helps oversee a number of surveys of consumers and firms including the Business Outlook Survey and the Canadian Survey of Consumer Expectations. Ms. Miller also directs and conducts research and analysis on economic issues relevant to the Bank’s monetary policy objectives. She plays a major role in the Office's activities in communicating the Bank's messages to a variety of external audiences and promoting an exchange of views on the economy and monetary policy.
Ms. Miller first joined the Bank in 2010 as a Senior Economist in the Survey and Economic Intelligence Division in the Canadian Economics Analysis Department and then became a Principal Economist in 2018.
Born in Prince Edward Island, Ms. Miller holds a Ph.D. in economics from Dalhousie University. She is a member and past president of the Atlantic Association of Applied Economists (AAAE).
Staff analytical notes
Staff discussion papers
What’s Up with Unit Non-Response in the Bank of Canada’s Business Outlook Survey? The Effect of Staff TenureSince 1997, the Bank of Canada’s regional offices have been conducting the Business Outlook Survey (BOS), a quarterly survey of business conditions. Survey responses are gathered through face-to-face, confidential consultations with a sample of private sector firms representative of the various sectors, firm sizes and regions across Canada.
Staff working papers
Bank of Canada Review articles
- “What Drags and Drives Mobility: Explaining Canada’s Aggregate Migration Patterns”
(with David Amirault and Daniel de Munnik), Canadian Journal of Economics, Volume 49, Issue 3, pages 1035-1056, August 2016.