July 16, 2004

News & Opinion: Beating the Business Cycle - The History

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:11 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs

Our research group represents the third generation of business cycles researchers. My mentor was Geoffrey H. Moore whom the Wall Street Journal called the father of leading indicators. He headed up the second generation of research, building on the work of his mentors, Wesley Mitchell and Arthur Burns, who founded the National Bureau of Economic Research in the 1920s. Dr. Moore, who passed away in 2000, felt it was very important for our research to be independent from any special interest. That is why, after directing the NBER, serving as the commissioner of labor statistics in D.C., and housing our research at Columbia University, he decided it time for us stand alone, and that is the ECRI that we have today. All funding for our research is provided by subscribers, half of which are bulls, the other half bears.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.