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





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