In this podcast, I have a conversation with Lakshman Achuthan , the co-founder and managing director of the Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI) , an independent organization focused on business cycle analysis and forecasting. ECRI maintains business cycle chronologies for 20 countries around the world other than the U.S.
Lakshman is the managing editor of ECRI’s forecasting publications and regularly participates in a wide range of public economic discussions. ECRI’s U.S. Weekly Leading Index  is widely followed.
He is a member of Time magazine’s board of economists and the New York City Economic Advisory Panel (where I met him) and serves as trustee on a number of non-profit boards. He is the co-author of Beating the Business Cycle: How to Predict and Profit from Turning Points in the Economy  published by Doubleday.