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Happy People Buy Houses (Audio)

Listen in as Michael Perkins, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Prosper Technologies, talks about recent discoveries regarding Happiness & Key Economic Indicators: http://goprosper.com/audio/mperkins-022013.mp3

Happy People Buy Houses, According to New Discovery by Prosper Insights & Analytics™

Strong Correlation Exists between Happiness & Key Economic Indicators

WORTHINGTON, OH – 2/18/13 – In the midst of an ongoing global discussion among proponents of “behavioral economics,” Prosper Insights & Analytics provides support that happiness is a leading indicator of key economic markers such as government housing starts, industrial production, real income, employment and real retail sales. The discovery is based on an ongoing in-depth review of three years of happiness data and longitudinal time-series data from multiple government sources. The first in a sequence of releases regarding the relationship between happiness and the economy focuses on housing. Continue reading