Senior Advisor Eliana Garces Discusses Booking’s Blocked Acquisition of eTraveli in ABA Podcast

December 19, 2023

Analysis Group Senior Advisor Eliana Garces was invited to discuss the European Commission’s (EC’s) decision to block Booking’s €1.6 billion acquisition of eTraveli on the American Bar Association (ABA) Antitrust Law Section’s Our Curious Amalgam podcast. Speaking with hosts Jaclyn Phillips and Matthew Hall, Dr. Garces described the EC’s reasoning behind its novel ecosystem theory of harm, the importance of new behavioral considerations such as customer inertia, and questions that may arise regarding a possible “efficiency offense.” She also discussed Booking’s proposed remedies and planned appeal, as well as how the outcome of this case might affect the proceedings of future ecosystem-related cases.

Listen to the podcast