Lakshman Achuthan is the co-founder of ECRI, the Economic Cycle Research Institute. He also serves as the managing editor of ECRI-produced forecasting publications. Over nearly 30 years of analyzing business cycles, he has been regularly featured in the business and financial media, and as an invited speaker at a number of conferences. In 2004, he co-authored Beating the Business Cycle: How to Predict and Profit from Turning Points in the Economy.
Achuthan met his mentor, Geoffrey H. Moore, in 1990 and was immediately fascinated by Moore’s unique approach to analyzing business cycles. After working together for years, with co-founder Anirvan Banerji, the three left Columbia University to start ECRI in 1996.
Achuthan serves on the Board of Governors for the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, and as a trustee for several foundations.