Case | HBS Case Collection | February 2007 (Revised September 2007)

Chile: The Conundrum of Inequality

by Bruce R. Scott and Jessica Leight


Following the violent overthrow of the Allende regime, Chile embarked on economic reforms that emphasized free markets. These reforms were followed by rising inequality as well as growth. In 2005, business leaders speak out on the necessity of reducing the inequalities.

Keywords: Developing Countries and Economies; Economic Systems; Equality and Inequality; Government and Politics; Markets; Chile;


Scott, Bruce R., and Jessica Leight. "Chile: The Conundrum of Inequality." Harvard Business School Case 907-411, February 2007. (Revised September 2007.)