UPDATE: The faculty lists should include those who do empirical work (in an economic, political science, sociological, or psychological vein), not simply those who are co-authors with those with the relevant disciplinary skills for empirical work.
Various readers had asked that I run one of the on-line surveys about faculty quality in the "empirical legal studies" area broadly construed. To that end, here's a draft of faculty lists for schools that might well rank in "the top ten" in this area. I'm sure the lists are woefully incomplete, so please post additional names of faculty who works in this area in the comments. And if there's a school that might rank in the top ten in this area, post that information in the comments as well. Please post corrections int he comments below, do NOT e-mail me. I need to have the corrections in one place. If there's a very sensitive matter, you can e-mail me. Thanks.
Faculty with an * have a primary appointment in another unit, as well as in the Law School.
Columbia University: Jeffrey Fagan, M. Scott Hemphill, Bert Huang, Robert J. Jackson, Jr., Ronald J. Mann, Nathaniel Persily
Cornell University: Theodore Eisenberg, Michael Frakes, Valerie Hans, Michael Heise, Jeffrey Rachlinski, Stewart Schwab, *Martin Wells
Duke University: Daniel L. Chen, G. Mitu Gulati, Donald L. Horowitz, Jack Knight, Kimberly Krawiec, Neil Vidmar
Harvard University: Lucian Bebchuk, John Coates, Jacob Gersen, D. James Greiner, J. Mark Ramseyer, Mark Roe, Holger Spamann, Guhan Subramanian, Elizabeth Warren,
New York University: Jennifer Arlen, Ryan Bubb, Stephen Choi, Samuel Estreicher, James B. Jacobs, Florencia Marotta-Wurgler, Geoffrey Miller, Catherine M. Sharkey
Northwestern University: Bernard S. Black, Thomas J. Brennan, Peter di Cola, Shari Seidman Diamond, Zev Eigen, Ezra Friedman, Tonja Jacobi, Jonathan J. Koehler, James Lindgren, Kate Litvak, Janice Nadler, *Robert Nelson, Max Schanzenbach, Emerson Tiller
Stanford University: Michelle Landis Dauber, John J. Donohue III, David Freeman Engstrom, Deborah Hensler, Daniel Ho, Alison Morantz, Joan Petersilia
University of California, Berkeley: Prasad Krishnamurthy, Katarina Linos, Robert Macoun, Justin McCrary, and Anne Joseph O’Connell, Kevin Quinn, Daniel Rubinfeld, Jonathan Simon, Eric Talley, Franklin Zimring
University of Chicago: Lisa Bernstein, Tom Ginsburg, Bernard Harcourt, William Hubbard, Anup Malani, Edward R. Morrison, Thomas J. Miles, Eric Posner
University of Illinois: Kenworthey Bilz, Nuno Garoupa, David Hyman, Robert Lawless, Jennifer Robbennolt
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: Alica Davis Evans, Samuel R. Gross, Vik Khanna, John Pottow, J.J. Prescott, Adam C. Pritchard
University of Pennsylvania: David S. Abrams, Jonathan Klick, Theodore Ruger, Tess Wilkinson-Ryan
University of Southern California: Lee Epstein, Daniel Klerman, Thomas Lyon, Mathew McCubbins, Dan Simon.
University of Texas, Austin: Ronen Avraham, Frank Cross, Jens Damann, Julius Getman, Stefanie Lindquist, Angela Litwin, H.W. Perry, *Mary Rose, Charles Silver, Jay Westbrook
University of Virginia: Michal Barzuza, Quinn Curtis, Joshua Fischman, Michael Gilbert, Richard Hyndes, Paul Mahoney, Gregory Mitchell, John Monahan, *Bobbie Spellman, Mila Versteeg
Vanderbilt University: Tracey George, Chris Guthrie, Joni Hersch, Owen Jones, Robert Mikos, W. Kip Viscusi
Yale University: Ian Ayres, Richard Brooks, Robert Ellickson, Christine Jolls, Dan Kahan, Yair Listokin, Tracey Meares, Tom Tyler