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





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