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Derek Andrew Epp

Assistant Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin
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Epp's research focuses on the policy process and racial justice.


What 20 Million Traffic Stops Reveal about Policing and Race in America

  • Frank R. Baumgartner

In the News

"What Data on 20 Million Traffic Stops Can Tell Us About ‘Driving While Black’," Derek Andrew Epp (with Frank R. Baumgartner), Interview with John Sides, The Washington Post, July 17, 2018.


"Policy Agendas and Economic Inequality in American Politics" Political Studies (2018).

Investigates the relationship between economic inequality and US congressional agendas.

"Suspect Citizens: What 20 Million Traffic Stops Tell Us about Policing and Race" (with Frank R. Baumgartner and Kelsey Shoub) (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Offers the most comprehensive look to date at the most common form of police-citizen interactions, the routine traffic stop. 

"The Structure of Policy Change" (University of Chicago Press, 2018).

Argues that some agencies can indeed do that and that instability is at least partially a function of poor institutional design. 

"Public Policy and the Wisdom of Crowds." Cognitive Systems Research 43 (2017): 53-61.

Explores how the wisdom of crowds affects politics.