Case Studies

The Institute welcomes readers to contribute to its online library of Financial Ethics Case Studies (FECS). The cases should be financial in scope and contain ethical issues. These issues should then be discussed and analyzed using one or more rigorous frameworks of Moral Philosophy. Remedies or policy recommendations are encouraged.  Please send case studies to:
  1. An Ethical Analysis of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil
  2. Cross Border Securities Enforcement: The Case of Tiger Asia Management, LLC
  3. The Effectiveness and Ethics of Economic Sanctions
  4. The Vatican Bank: Conforming to Caritas in Veritate?
  5. Policy and Poverty: US, UK and China
  6. Cheung Kong and the Apex Horizon Hotel
  7. Chinese Investments in Africa: The Ethics of Transparency
  8. The Bangladeshi Factory Collapse: A Case for Intervention and Policy Change
  9. The LIBOR Scandal and Reform Agenda: Can We Trust These Rates Again?
  10. What Should We Charge the Poor: Ethics in Microfinance
  11. Shining a Light on Dark Pools
  12. The EU Financial Transaction Tax Debate
  13. HSBC Money Laundering Case: “Too Big to Fail” does not mean “Too Big to Jail”
  14. Quantitative Easing and Income Inequality
  15. Bank of America’s Takeover of Merrill Lynch
  16. Insider Trading in Japan: The Nomura Case
  17. Private Equity Funds: Christian Ethics and Leveraged Buyout Funding
  18. The FSA vs. David Einhorn: A Case of Regulatory Overreach?
  19. Nationalization: Argentina vs. Spain, The YPF Repsol Case
  20. Jon Corzine and MF Global
  21. Dimon and the Whale
  22. The Ethics of Taxation Trilogy: Part I – An Ethical Analysis of Inheritance Tax
  23. The Ethics of Taxation Trilogy: Part II – The Buffett Rule: The Ethics of a Millionaire’s Tax
  24. The Ethics of Taxation Trilogy: Part III – Carried Interest and Taxing Private Equity
  25. Taiwan’s Asset Management Corporations
  26. Insider Trading: What Would Rawls Do?
  27. The Dearth of Ethics and the Death of Lehman Brothers
  28. Financing, Ethics, and the Brazilian Olympics
  29. Islamic Finance
  30. Taiwan’s Credit Card Crisis
  31. The Accumulation of Greek Debt
  32. Goldman Sachs and the ABACUS deal
  33. High Frequency Trading
  34. Hedge Funds
  35. Disclosure: The Bernie Madoff Case
  36. Mark Cuban and Insider Trading
  37. IndyMac and the Office of Thrift Supervision
  38. Lehman Brothers and Repo Accounting
  39. Municipal Reinvestment Case
  40. Raj Rajaratnam and Insider Trading





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