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





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