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Brazil: Leading the BRICs Case Solution & Answer

New president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, has announced plans to support GDP growth above 5 percent per year and continue the country’s leadership role among emerging economies. Between 2003 and 2010, Brazil has benefited from strong economic growth and political stability under President Lula. Brazil has also been growing BRIC countries (countries with rapid growth in Brazil, Russia, India and China) in the multilateral trade negotiations of the Doha Round of the World Trade Organization. However, Brazil’s actions to implement a compulsory license for a patented therapy for HIV / AIDS and its victory in a long-standing conflict with the WTO over subsidies to U.S. cotton had created tensions with key partners commercial. Took office in January 2011, Rousseff had the opportunity to outline a new agenda for international trade. Specifically, I had to decide whether to request the completion of the Doha Round, which was at an impasse due to disputes on global intellectual property rules and agricultural subsidies and tariffs, or continue in place of regional trade agreements in South and Central America. Rousseff active government involvement in the economy, in the case described as “Brazilian capitalism” also committed but it was unclear whether the fiscal expansion associated with prudent monetary policy to reduce bottlenecks growth and high inequality mood of Brazil.
by
Arthur A. Daemmrich,
Aldo Musacchio
Source: HBS Premier Case Collection
24 pages.
Publication Date: February 2, 2011. Prod #: 711024-PDF-ENG
Brazil: Leading the BRICs? Case Solution

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