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Lakshman Achuthan

Lakshman Achuthan

Co-Founder

Lakshman Achuthan is the co-founder of ECRI. 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.

Follow him on LinkedIn and on Twitter at @businesscycle.

Anirvan Banerji

Anirvan Banerji

Co-Founder

Anirvan Banerji is the co-founder of ECRI. Additionally, he is the editor-in-chief of the forecasting publications that ECRI produces each week and is the co-author of Beating the Business Cycle: How to Predict and Profit from Turning Points in the Economy ».

Banerji has worked closely with Geoffrey H. Moore since 1986 at Columbia University's Center for International Business Cycle Research and co-founded ECRI there in 1991.

Banerji is a past President of the Forecasters Club of New York. He received an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1977, and graduate degrees from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in 1979 and Columbia University in 1985.