Case | HBS Case Collection | March 2011 (Revised May 2011)

Inequality in Brazil

by Aldo Musacchio


This case examines the evolution of inequality in Brazil in the last few years and generates two debates. First, the case discusses inequality and whether it is a problem or not for capitalist societies, in this case Brazil. Second, the case discusses some of the policies the Brazilian government has used to attack poverty and inequality.

Keywords: Economic Growth; Economic Systems; Policy; Government and Politics; Business and Government Relations; Poverty; Equality and Inequality; Brazil;


Musacchio, Aldo. "Inequality in Brazil." Harvard Business School Case 711-086, March 2011. (Revised May 2011.)