For over 30 years Lakshman has been studying business cycles and working with clients.
In 2004, he co-authored Beating the Business Cycle: How to Predict and Profit from Turning Points in the Economy.
Lakshman met his mentor, Geoffrey H. Moore, at Columbia University in 1990. After working together for years, with co-founder Anirvan Banerji, the three left Columbia to start ECRI in 1996.
He also serves on the Board of Governors for the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College.