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

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