More Positive International Economic Trends. Time series analysis indicated that during three assemblies of approximately 7000 experts in the TM Sidhi Programme (the square root of one per cent of the world’s population at that time), there was a significant increase in the World Index of international stock prices, indicating improved confidence in the world economy. During control periods at the same time of year in the five years prior to these assemblies, there was no significant change in the World Index.Ref.‘Time series impact assessment analysis of reduced international conflict and terrorism: Effects of large assemblies of participants in the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program’. Paper presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, August 1989