Eaton, C. (Forthcoming) Agile Predators: Private Equity and the Spread of Shareholder Value to U.S. For-Profit Colleges. Socio-Economic Review. (Covered in Inside Higher Ed).
Eaton, C., Howell, S., & Yannelis, C. (Forthcoming). When Investor Incentives and Consumer Interests Diverge: Private Equity in Higher Education. Review of Financial Studies. (Covered in Institutional Investor and Market Watch). NBER Working Paper Version.
Eaton, C., Kulkarni, S., Birgeneau, R., Brady, H., & Hout, M. (2019). The Organizational Ecology of College Affordability: Research Activity, State Grant Aid Policies, and Student Debt at U.S. Public Universities. Socius, 5, 1–19 (Covered in the Washington Post). Publication Website
Eaton, C. (2017). The Ivory Tower Tax Haven: State and Financialization in the Rise of College Endowment Inequality, 1976-2012. Just Public Finance. The Haas Institute for Equity and Inclusion, UC Berkeley. (Covered in The New York Times and Newsweek). Publication Website
Eaton, C., Habinek, J., Goldstein, A., Dioun, C., Osley-Thomas, R., García Santibáñez Godoy, D. (2016). The Financialization of U.S. Higher Education. Socio-Economic Review, 14(3), 507-535. (Covered in TIME). Publication Website
Eaton, C., Weir, M. (2015). The Power of Coalitions: Advancing the Public in California’s Public-Private Welfare State. Politics & Society, 43(1), 3-32. Publication Website
Eaton, C., Habinek, J., Kumar, M., Roehrkasse, A., Stover, T. L., Thompson, J. (2013). Swapping Our Future: How Students and Taxpayers Are Funding Risky UC Borrowing and Wall Street Profits. Berkeley Journal of Sociology, 57, 177-199. (covered in The San Francisco Chronicle). Publication Website
Eaton, C. (2017). [Review of the book Best, J., Best, E. The Student Loan Mess: How Good Intentions Created a Trillion-Dollar Problem. Oakland, CA: University of California Press. 2014]. Contemporary Sociology, 46, 659-661. Publication Website
Works in Progress
Eaton, C. Bankers in the Ivory Tower: The Rise of Finance in U.S. Higher Education and Society. (Book manuscript in progress). (Covered in Detroit Free Press.)
Goldstein, A. & Eaton, C. Asymmetry by Design: Identity Obfuscation, Reputational Pressure, and Consumer Predation in U.S. For-Profit Higher Education.
Eaton, C., Gibadullina, A. The Social Circuitry of High Finance: Universities and Intimate Ties Among Economic Elites.
Eaton, C. Debt Free College and Student Out-of-Pocket Costs: The Case of California.
Eaton, C. Planning Poverty: Plantation Agricultural and Urban Growth Machines in Two California Metro Areas, 1970 to 2010.
Eaton, C. From Fields to Ghettos: Residential Segregation and the Persistence of Poverty in the Urbanization of U.S. Plantation Regions, 1977-2010.