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Lakshman Achuthan, Co-Founder & Chief Operations Officer of ECRI, Achuthan is the managing editor of ECRI's forecasting publications. He is also a member ofTime magazine's board of economists and the Levy Institute's Board of Governors, and serves as a trustee on the boards of several foundations.

He received an undergraduate degree from Fairleigh Dickenson University in 1989 and a graduate degree from Long Island University in 1991. Achuthan joined Geoffrey H. Moore at Columbia University's Center for International Business Cycle Research in 1991. In 2004, he co-authored Beating the Business Cycle: How to Predict and Profit from Turning Points in the Economy.