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

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