30 Pages Posted: 17 Mar 2021

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Megan Czasonis

State Street Corporate

Mark Kritzman

Windham Capital Management

David Turkington

State Street Associates

Date Written: March 10, 2021


The authors describe a new statistical concept called relevance from a conceptual and mathematical perspective, and based on their mathematical framework, they present a unified theory of relevance, regressions, and event studies. They also include numerical examples of how relevance is used to forecast.

Keywords: Informativeness, Mahalanobis Distance, Partial Sample Regression, Relevance, Similarity

JEL Classification: C10, C22, C24, C34

Suggested Citation

Czasonis, Megan and Kritzman, Mark and Turkington, David, Relevance (March 10, 2021). MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 6417-21, Available at SSRN: or

Megan Czasonis

State Street Corporate ( email )

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Mark Kritzman (Contact Author)

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David Turkington

State Street Associates ( email )

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