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

Dr. Garcés spent four years in the personal staff of Vice-President Joaquín Almunia, the European Commissioner responsible for competition policy in 2010-2014, where she advised the Commissioner and supervised the largest EC antitrust and merger investigations in a variety of sectors including financial services, information technology, telecommunications, basic industries, or energy markets.

Dr. Garcés has considerable experience in antitrust matters, having worked for 12 years at the European Commission, first at a technical level in the Chief Economist Team, then at a policy level as part of the EC Competition Commissioner’s personal staff. Prior to joining The Brattle Group, Dr. Garcés was the Deputy Chief Economist in the European Commission’s Directorate General for Internal Market and Industry. Dr. Garcés has held positions in both government and the private sector, including economic consulting experience in the United States. She has written and spoken extensively about antitrust issues, and notably on innovation and digital platforms. She is the co-author of the widely used textbook ‘Quantitative Methods for Competition and Antitrust Analysis’ published by Princeton University Press.

Dr. Eliana Garcés holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). From 2016 to 2017, she was a Visiting Senior Fellow at George Mason University, where she taught the regulatory aspects of digital innovation both in the United States and Europe. She is fluent in French, English, and Spanish.

Publications
Newsletter
Take-Away Points from European Commission Conference on "Shaping Competition Policy in the Era of Digitization"
January 31, 2019

The European Commission held a conference earlier this month on competition policy and how it should be adapted in the digitalization era. The Brattle Group shared their recommendations and key takeaways from attending the conference.

Article
Antitrust, Privacy, and Digital Platforms' Use of Big Data: A Brief Overview
November 2018
Published in Competition, The Journal of the Antitrust, Unfair Competition, and Privacy Law Section of the California Lawyers Association
Presentation
Regulation of Digital and Intangible Assets
July 26, 2018
Presented at the ACCC & AER Regulatory Conference
Article
Data Collection In Online Platform Businesses: A Perspective For Antitrust Assessment
May 22, 2018
Published in The Antitrust Chronicle

The article discusses the impact of data collection and usage by online platforms and the consequences for these organizations and their users.

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
February 15, 2019
Global Competition Review Interviews Brattle Principals on Expansion into Brussels

Brattle Principals Konstantin Ebinger, Eliana Garcés, and Pinar Bagci and Brattle Academic Advisor Kai-Uwe Kühn were interviewed by the Global Competition Review (GCR) on the new Brattle office that recently opened in Brussels. 

February 06, 2019
The Brattle Group Deepens Its Global Platform with Major Launch in Brussels

The Brattle Group announced today that it is expanding its global and European economic consulting platform with a launch in Brussels that brings together several top EU economists.

January 22, 2019
Brattle Economists: Competitive Assessment of Data Collection Should Not Rely on Generalizations and Must be Assessed Case-by-Case; Antitrust Enforcement is an Inadequate Tool for Addressing Privacy Concerns

An article by Eliana Garcés and Daniel Fanaras examines the rising scrutiny being placed on the accumulation and use of data by digital platforms. The authors discuss the role of data in creating value for businesses and consumers, the regulatory considerations being voiced within antitrust and privacy settings, and the need for a case-by-case assessment of these considerations rather than generalized conclusions.

November 20, 2018
Eliana Garcés to Present at Chillin' Competition Conference

Brattle Principal Eliana Garcés will speak at the 4th Annual Chillin’ Competition Conference, to be held November 20 in Brussels, Belgium.

November 09, 2018
Eliana Garcés to Present at CPI and CCIA Challenges to Antitrust in a Changing Economy Event

Brattle Principal Eliana Garcés will speak at the Competition Policy International (CPI) and Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) Challenges to Antitrust in a Changing Economy event, to be held November 9 at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, MA.

August 23, 2018
Eliana Garcés to Present at EU Competition Law Summit

Brattle Principal Eliana Garcés will speak at the 1st EU Competition Law Summit, to be held August 23-24 in Vathy, Ithaca, Greece.

July 26, 2018
Eliana Garcés to Present at ACCC/AER Regulatory Conference

Brattle Principal Eliana Garcés will speak at the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission Conference (ACCC) & Australian Energy Regulator (AER) conference to be held July 26-27, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia.

June 13, 2018
Eliana Garcés to Participate in Knowledge Group Webinar on Trends and Updates in Standard Essential Patent Licensing

Brattle Principal Eliana Garcés will participate in The Knowledge Group’s webinar, “Trends and Updates in Standard Essential Patent Licensing: What Lies Ahead in 2018,” taking place June 13, 2018 from 3-5 pm (ET).

May 22, 2018
Brattle Principal Eliana Garcés has Article on Large Data Collection Published in Antitrust Chronicle

Brattle Principal Eliana Garcés had a paper published in the spring 2018 issue of The Antitrust Chronicle. The article discusses the impact of data collection and usage by online platforms and the consequences for these organizations and their users.

March 22, 2018
Eliana Garcés to Participate in American Antitrust Institute Roundtable on Competition and Digital Platforms

Eliana Garcés will participate in the upcoming American Antitrust Institute (AAI) roundtable event, “Applying the Antitrust Laws to Digital Platforms,” taking place on March 22, 2018 in Washington, DC.

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.