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 Alchemy of the G-30 Report on Banking Conduct and Culture
  2. Has Bank Culture Changed to Ensure Ethical Behavior?
  3. More on the Ethics of Bitcoin
  4. Ferguson: A Financial Ethics Explanation
  5. Tax Systems: A Brief Ethical Discourse
  6. The Case of Goldman Sachs and 1MDB
  7. The Ethics of Bitcoin
  8. Ethical Issues of the Puerto Rico Debt Crisis
  9. Forex Scandal: The Ethics of Exchange Rate Manipulation
  10. Codes of Ethics for Financial Institutions
  11. Income Inequality Series
  12. Insider Trading Cases
  13. Taxation Cases
  14. India Series
  15. Asian Cases
  16. Global Financial Leaders Insist on the Necessity of Financial Ethics
  17. JPMorgan: Code of Ethics and Revisions Since the 2008 Financial Crisis
  18. Trans-Pacific Partnership: Common Good or Corporate Good?
  19. China and Corruption: The Case of GlaxoSmithKline
  20. Greek Debt Crisis: The EU Should Learn from UAE
  21. The Ethics of Executive Compensation: A Matter of Duty
  22. The Ethics of Swiss National Bank’s Currency Intervention
  23. Credit Default Swaps: An Update
  24. The Fall of Anglo Irish Bank
  25. Corporate Fraud in India: Case Studies of Sahara and Saradha
  26. Corporate Disasters in India: Bhopal, Uphaar and AMRI Hospital
  27. An Ethical Analysis of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil
  28. Cross Border Securities Enforcement: The Case of Tiger Asia Management, LLC
  29. The Effectiveness and Ethics of Economic Sanctions
  30. The Vatican Bank: Conforming to Caritas in Veritate?
  31. Policy and Poverty: US, UK and China
  32. Cheung Kong and the Apex Horizon Hotel
  33. Chinese Investments in Africa: The Ethics of Transparency
  34. The Bangladeshi Factory Collapse: A Case for Intervention and Policy Change
  35. The LIBOR Scandal and Reform Agenda: Can We Trust These Rates Again?
  36. What Should We Charge the Poor: Ethics in Microfinance
  37. Shining a Light on Dark Pools
  38. The EU Financial Transaction Tax Debate
  39. HSBC Money Laundering Case: “Too Big to Fail” does not mean “Too Big to Jail”
  40. Quantitative Easing and Income Inequality
  41. Bank of America’s Takeover of Merrill Lynch
  42. Insider Trading in Japan: The Nomura Case
  43. Private Equity Funds: Christian Ethics and Leveraged Buyout Funding
  44. The FSA vs. David Einhorn: A Case of Regulatory Overreach?
  45. Nationalization: Argentina vs. Spain, The YPF Repsol Case
  46. Jon Corzine and MF Global
  47. Dimon and the Whale
  48. The Ethics of Taxation Trilogy: Part I – An Ethical Analysis of Inheritance Tax
  49. The Ethics of Taxation Trilogy: Part II – The Buffett Rule: The Ethics of a Millionaire’s Tax
  50. The Ethics of Taxation Trilogy: Part III – Carried Interest and Taxing Private Equity
  51. Taiwan’s Asset Management Corporations
  52. Insider Trading: What Would Rawls Do?
  53. The Dearth of Ethics and the Death of Lehman Brothers
  54. Financing, Ethics, and the Brazilian Olympics
  55. Islamic Finance
  56. Taiwan’s Credit Card Crisis
  57. The Accumulation of Greek Debt
  58. Goldman Sachs and the ABACUS deal
  59. High Frequency Trading
  60. Hedge Funds
  61. Disclosure: The Bernie Madoff Case
  62. Mark Cuban and Insider Trading
  63. IndyMac and the Office of Thrift Supervision
  64. Lehman Brothers and Repo Accounting
  65. Municipal Reinvestment Case
  66. Raj Rajaratnam and Insider Trading





Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS
  • Google Plus
  • Print
  • Digg