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. Necessity and The Minimum Wage
  2. Financing America’s Public Schools Ethically
  3. The Alchemy of the G-30 Report on Banking Conduct and Culture
  4. Has Bank Culture Changed to Ensure Ethical Behavior?
  5. More on the Ethics of Bitcoin
  6. Ferguson: A Financial Ethics Explanation
  7. Tax Systems: A Brief Ethical Discourse
  8. The Case of Goldman Sachs and 1MDB
  9. The Ethics of Bitcoin
  10. Ethical Issues of the Puerto Rico Debt Crisis
  11. Forex Scandal: The Ethics of Exchange Rate Manipulation
  12. Codes of Ethics for Financial Institutions
  13. Income Inequality Series
  14. Insider Trading Cases
  15. Taxation Cases
  16. India Series
  17. Asian Cases
  18. Global Financial Leaders Insist on the Necessity of Financial Ethics
  19. JPMorgan: Code of Ethics and Revisions Since the 2008 Financial Crisis
  20. Trans-Pacific Partnership: Common Good or Corporate Good?
  21. China and Corruption: The Case of GlaxoSmithKline
  22. Greek Debt Crisis: The EU Should Learn from UAE
  23. The Ethics of Executive Compensation: A Matter of Duty
  24. The Ethics of Swiss National Bank’s Currency Intervention
  25. Credit Default Swaps: An Update
  26. The Fall of Anglo Irish Bank
  27. Corporate Fraud in India: Case Studies of Sahara and Saradha
  28. Corporate Disasters in India: Bhopal, Uphaar and AMRI Hospital
  29. An Ethical Analysis of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil
  30. Cross Border Securities Enforcement: The Case of Tiger Asia Management, LLC
  31. The Effectiveness and Ethics of Economic Sanctions
  32. The Vatican Bank: Conforming to Caritas in Veritate?
  33. Policy and Poverty: US, UK and China
  34. Cheung Kong and the Apex Horizon Hotel
  35. Chinese Investments in Africa: The Ethics of Transparency
  36. The Bangladeshi Factory Collapse: A Case for Intervention and Policy Change
  37. The LIBOR Scandal and Reform Agenda: Can We Trust These Rates Again?
  38. What Should We Charge the Poor: Ethics in Microfinance
  39. Shining a Light on Dark Pools
  40. The EU Financial Transaction Tax Debate
  41. HSBC Money Laundering Case: “Too Big to Fail” does not mean “Too Big to Jail”
  42. Quantitative Easing and Income Inequality
  43. Bank of America’s Takeover of Merrill Lynch
  44. Insider Trading in Japan: The Nomura Case
  45. Private Equity Funds: Christian Ethics and Leveraged Buyout Funding
  46. The FSA vs. David Einhorn: A Case of Regulatory Overreach?
  47. Nationalization: Argentina vs. Spain, The YPF Repsol Case
  48. Jon Corzine and MF Global
  49. Dimon and the Whale
  50. The Ethics of Taxation Trilogy: Part I – An Ethical Analysis of Inheritance Tax
  51. The Ethics of Taxation Trilogy: Part II – The Buffett Rule: The Ethics of a Millionaire’s Tax
  52. The Ethics of Taxation Trilogy: Part III – Carried Interest and Taxing Private Equity
  53. Taiwan’s Asset Management Corporations
  54. Insider Trading: What Would Rawls Do?
  55. The Dearth of Ethics and the Death of Lehman Brothers
  56. Financing, Ethics, and the Brazilian Olympics
  57. Islamic Finance
  58. Taiwan’s Credit Card Crisis
  59. The Accumulation of Greek Debt
  60. Goldman Sachs and the ABACUS deal
  61. High Frequency Trading
  62. Hedge Funds
  63. Disclosure: The Bernie Madoff Case
  64. Mark Cuban and Insider Trading
  65. IndyMac and the Office of Thrift Supervision
  66. Lehman Brothers and Repo Accounting
  67. Municipal Reinvestment Case
  68. Raj Rajaratnam and Insider Trading





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