Lakshman Achuthan

Lakshman Achuthan

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Lakshman Achuthan is Co-Founder of the Economic Cycle Research Institute. He is also the Managing Editor of the forecasting publications at ECRI. With over 30 years of analyzing business cycles, Achuthan has developed a unique set of skills that he utilizes in working with large institutions and policymakers, helping them incorporate critical cycle insights into their risk management process. He has been regularly featured in the business and financial media. He is also a favorite speaker at a number of conferences worldwide.


  • Achuthan recognizes Geoffrey H. Moore as his mentor; he met him in 1990 and was immediately fascinated by the man's unique approach to analyzing business cycles.
  • After working together at Columbia University, Achuthan, Anirvan Banerji, and Geoffrey Moore left to start ECRI in 1996.


  • Achuthan has appeared as a guest on Real Vision multiple times.
  • He has appeared as a guest at the 2021 Real Vision Festival of Learning.