Eliana Garces

Senior Advisor
Eliana Garces

Brussels, Washington, DC


Ph.D., economics, University of California, Los Angeles; master’s, European economic integration, College of Europe; licentiate, economics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Summary of Experience

Dr. Garces is an economist with deep public- and private-sector antitrust policy and regulation experience in the US and Europe, including serving in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP) and Directorate-General for Internal Market and Industry. With a focus on innovation, dynamic competition, and platform business models, she is widely recognized as an expert on the economic analysis of new digital business models and the interaction between regulation and innovation. Dr. Garces has published extensively on topics such as the antitrust analysis of commercial practices, the assessment of conglomerate mergers, the interaction between antitrust and privacy concerns arising from data collection by digital platforms, value creation processes related to platform businesses, and the impact of behavioral economics on competition policy, among other topics. She is also a coauthor of the book Quantitative Techniques for Competition and Antitrust Analysis. Prior to joining Analysis Group, Dr. Garces was economic policy director at Facebook (later Meta Platforms), where she helped design the company’s approach to global regulatory and policy strategy.