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





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