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.
This guy is great. He gives convincing, well articulated reasons for things instead of the gibberish (and horrible track record) you get from 99% of self-proclaimed market gurus. Thanks for doing this – it was enlightening.
An outstanding interview. It’s like smoking economics 101 thru a crack pipe. Packed full of real insights and truly user friendly economics. As per previous post, very clear and well articluated reasoning and I listen to the podcast over and over. A gem.