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





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