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: kara@sevenpillarsinstitute.org
  1. The Vatican Bank: Conforming to Caritas in Veritate?
  2. Policy and Poverty: US, UK and China
  3. Cheung Kong and the Apex Horizon Hotel
  4. Chinese Investments in Africa: The Ethics of Transparency
  5. The Bangladeshi Factory Collapse: A Case for Intervention and Policy Change
  6. The LIBOR Scandal and Reform Agenda: Can We Trust These Rates Again?
  7. What Should We Charge the Poor: Ethics in Microfinance
  8. Shining a Light on Dark Pools
  9. The EU Financial Transaction Tax Debate
  10. HSBC Money Laundering Case: “Too Big to Fail” does not mean “Too Big to Jail”
  11. Quantitative Easing and Income Inequality
  12. Bank of America’s Takeover of Merrill Lynch
  13. Insider Trading in Japan: The Nomura Case
  14. Private Equity Funds: Christian Ethics and Leveraged Buyout Funding
  15. The FSA vs. David Einhorn: A Case of Regulatory Overreach?
  16. Nationalization: Argentina vs. Spain, The YPF Repsol Case
  17. Jon Corzine and MF Global
  18. Dimon and the Whale
  19. The Ethics of Taxation Trilogy: Part I - An Ethical Analysis of Inheritance Tax
  20. The Ethics of Taxation Trilogy: Part II - The Buffett Rule: The Ethics of a Millionaire’s Tax
  21. The Ethics of Taxation Trilogy: Part III - Carried Interest and Taxing Private Equity
  22. Taiwan’s Asset Management Corporations
  23. Insider Trading: What Would Rawls Do?
  24. The Dearth of Ethics and the Death of Lehman Brothers
  25. Financing, Ethics, and the Brazilian Olympics
  26. Islamic Finance
  27. Taiwan’s Credit Card Crisis
  28. The Accumulation of Greek Debt
  29. Goldman Sachs and the ABACUS deal
  30. High Frequency Trading
  31. Hedge Funds
  32. Disclosure: The Bernie Madoff Case
  33. Mark Cuban and Insider Trading
  34. IndyMac and the Office of Thrift Supervision
  35. Lehman Brothers and Repo Accounting
  36. Municipal Reinvestment Case
  37. Raj Rajaratnam and Insider Trading

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