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Dr. Eliana Garcés is an economist with broad experience in antitrust enforcement and regulatory design.

She was in the cabinet of Vice President Joaquín Almunia, the European Commissioner responsible for competition policy in 2010-2014. In that position she supervised antitrust and merger investigations in financial services, information technology, telecommunications, and energy markets.

Previous to joining The Brattle Group, Dr. Garcés was the Deputy Chief Economist in the European Commission’s Directorate General for Internal Market and Industry where she provided analyses relevant to policy issues involving economic integration and European industrial competitiveness. She also served as a member of the Competition Chief Economist Team. Dr. Garcés has held positions in both government and the private sector, including previous economic consulting experience in the United States.

From 2016 to 2017, she was a Visiting Senior Fellow at George Mason University, where she taught and researched regulatory aspects of digital innovation both in the United States and Europe. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from University of California, Los Angeles, a Master’s degree in European Economic Integration from the College of Europe (Bruges), and a Licenciatura in Economics from Universidad Autónoma (Madrid).

Publications
Presentation
The Analysis of Efficiencies in Horizontal Mergers
December 13, 2017
Prepared by The Brattle Group
Article
The Dynamics of Platform Business Value Creation
August 2017
Published in Competition Policy International - Antitrust Chronicle
Article
Licensing of Standard Essential Patents: Antitrust Intervention Is Not Big Enough A Fix
2013
Published in Competition Policy International, Volume 9, Number 2
Article
An Introduction to Whinston’s Tying, Foreclosure, and Exclusion
December 20, 2012
Published in Competition Policy International, Volume 8, Number 2
Article
The Ups and Downs of the Doctrine of Collective Dominance: Using Game Theory for Merger Policy
2010
Eliana Garcés , Damien Neven, and Paul Seabright
Published in Cases in European Competition Policy: The Economic Analysis, Bruce Lyons (ed.) Cambridge University Press
Article
The Impact of Behavioral Economics on Consumer and Competition Policies
2010
Published in Competition Policy International, Volume 6 (1), pp. 145-152
Book
Quantitative Methods in Antitrust and Competition Analysis
2009
Eliana Garcés and Peter Davis
Published by Princeton University Press
Publication
Longer-Term Effects of Head Start
September 04, 2002
Eliana Garcés , Duncan Thomas, and Janet Currie
Published in American Economic Review, Volume 92, Number 4, pp. 999-1012
News & Events
January 19, 2018
The Brattle Group Recognized as one of the World's Top Firms for Competition Economics by Global Competition Review

For the 11th consecutive year, The Brattle Group has been named one of the world’s top firms for competition economics by Global Competition Review (GCR).

January 19, 2018
The Brattle Group Introduces Its Newest Experts

The Brattle Group is pleased to introduce the seven exceptional experts who became Brattle principals over the past year.

September 20, 2017
Competition Expert and Former Deputy Chief Economist at the European Commission Eliana Garcés Joins The Brattle Group

The Brattle Group is pleased to announce that Eliana Garcés, former Deputy Chief Economist at the European Commission, has joined the firm’s Washington, DC office as a principal.

September 13, 2017
The Brattle Group to Lead Antitrust Economics Workshop Panels During Fordham Law Annual Conference

The Brattle Group is pleased to participate in the upcoming Fordham School of Law Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy Pre-Conference Antitrust Economics Workshop, taking place September 13, 2017 from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.