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The insurance industry in Brazil: a long-term view

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  • Marcelo de Paiva Abreu

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    (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro)

  • Felipe Tamega Fernandes

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    (Harvard Business School, Entrepreneurial Management Unit)

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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.

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Paper provided by Harvard Business School in its series Harvard Business School Working Papers with number 10-109.

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Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2010
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Handle: RePEc:hbs:wpaper:10-109

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Keywords: Insurance; Brazil; Regulation;

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  1. Huang, Wei & Eling, Martin, 2013. "An efficiency comparison of the non-life insurance industry in the BRIC countries," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 226(3), pages 577-591.

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