Chris Muscarella studies stock market trading mechanisms and liquidity, intellectual property rights, executive compensation, and venture capital. His research has appeared in a number of academic journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Journal of Financial Markets, the European Finance Review, and the Journal of Financial Economics. "I have published in a couple of different areas of corporate finance," explains Muscarella. "I often obtain research ideas by reading the Wall Street Journal and finding stories...