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





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