Michael Farrell a postdoc research associate at the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management at University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. His research focuses on how informed and liquidity motivated trading affects investors and financial markets. Some of his recent work investigates how social media informs retail investors, and how crowdsourced research provides economically large value to investors. Michael graduated from the University of Kentucky with a PhD in Finance in 2019. He has taught courses in investments and corporate finance.