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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Cases on Conflicts of Interest

Case studies on conflicts of interest in government

  • Local officials may sit on several bodies with conflicting priorities and constituencies.

  • A Case Study

    A public agency CEO has a side consulting business that may create a conflict of interest.

  • Ethics case study focused on conflicts of interest and ethnicity in city government and development.

  • A former public works director and city engineer is back at his contractor job. Is his involvement with construction projects for the city a conflict of interest?

  • The Ethics of a Competitive Bid Process

    A city manager awards a construction contract for a new baseball field to a non-union company without allowing for a competitive bid process.

    Government Ethics Stories