Michael Castle-Miller

Michael Castle-Miller is a Partner and Lead of ASG’s work on special economic zones (SEZs) and governance reform.  

Mr. Castle-Miller works across all regions, specializing in the design of institutional frameworks to govern SEZs, cities, semi-autonomous jurisdictions, and localized policy reforms. He has advised clients in over 35 countries to help draft laws and regulations, create administrative agencies, develop policies, and structure public-private partnerships.  

Mr. Castle-Miller also helps lead Refugee Cities/SDZ Alliance, a non-profit organization helping create special zones that lower the barriers preventing refugees and other forced migrants from legally working, starting businesses, and building homes and communities while displaced. He is also the creator of the Lunar Development Cooperative, which is an enabling framework for the use of space. 

Previously, Mr. Castle-Miller led Politas Consulting, which provided legal and policy advice for government and private-sector clients developing cities and special jurisdictions. He also served as Managing Director at Locus Economica and as a consultant at the World Bank. 

Mr. Castle-Miller earned his J.D. summa cum laude from the American University Washington College of Law and an M.A. in International Politics from American University, School of International Service. 

He is based in New York. 


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