The Insurance Industry in Brazil: A Long-Term View

39 Pages Posted: 9 Jun 2010

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Marcelo de Paiva Abreu

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)

Felipe Tamega Fernandes

Harvard Business School, Entrepreneurial Management Unit

Date Written: June 8, 2010

Abstract

This paper surveys the formation and development of insurance business in Brazil. It describes its origins, from the colonial times and imperial era to recent events. Particular attention is given to regulatory changes, showing how they evolved in response to macroeconomic shocks that affected the Brazilian economy during this period.

Keywords: Insurance, Brazil, Regulation

JEL Classification: G22, G38, L50, N46

Suggested Citation

de Paiva Abreu, Marcelo and Fernandes, Felipe Tamega, The Insurance Industry in Brazil: A Long-Term View (June 8, 2010). Harvard Business School Entrepreneurial Management Working Paper No. 10-109. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1622410 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1622410

Marcelo De Paiva Abreu

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) ( email )

Rua Marquas de Sao Vicente, 225
RJ 22453-900 Rio de Janeiro, 22453-900
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Felipe Tamega Fernandes (Contact Author)

Harvard Business School, Entrepreneurial Management Unit ( email )

Soldiers Field Road
Morgan 270C
Boston, MA 02163
United States

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