Raiffeisenism abroad: why did German cooperative banking fail in Ireland but prosper in the Netherlands?

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Raiffeisenism abroad: why did German cooperative banking fail in Ireland but prosper in the Netherlands?

  • Why Did Imitations Of Raiffeisen’S Rural Cooperative Savings And Loans Associations Work Well In Som
  • But Fail In Others? This Article Considers The Example Of Raiffeisenism In Ireland And In The Nether
  • Raiffeisen Banks Arrived In Both Places At The Same Time
  • But Had Drastically Different Fates
  • In Ireland They Were Almost Wiped Out By The Early 1920S
  • While In The Netherlands They Proved To Be A Long-Lasting Institutional Transplant
  • Raiffeisen Banks Were Successful In The Netherlands Because They Operated In Niche Markets With Few
  • While Rural Financial Markets In Ireland Were Unsegmented And Populated By Long- Established Incumbe
  • Leaving Little Room For New Players
  • Whatever Their Institu- Tional Advantages
  • Dutch Raiffeisen Banks Were Largely Self-Financing
  • Closely Integrated Into The Wider Rural Economy
  • And Able To Take Advantage Of Economic And Religious Divisions In Rural Society
  • Their Irish Counterparts Were Not


Christopher L. Colvin: Curriculum Vitae Christopher L. Colvin Queen's University Management School Queen's University Belfast 185 Stranmillis Road Belfast BT9 5EE Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 4735 Mobile: +44 (0)7736 970 597 Email: [email protected] URL: http://www.chriscolvin.nl/ Summary Academic and professional appointments Lecturer in Economics, Queen's University Management School, Queen's University Belfast (since 2012) Max Weber Fellow, Department of History and Civilization, European University Institute, Florence (2011�2012) Teaching Assistant, Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science (2010) Economic Analyst, Markets and Policy Initiatives Division, Office of Fair Trading, London (2006�2007) Research and visiting positions Visiting Scholar, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (November 2012 & November 2013) Research Associate, Queen's University Centre for Economic History, Queen's University Belfast (since 2012) Visiting Scholar, Research Institute for History and Culture, Universiteit Utrecht (Autumn 2009) Marie Curie Fellow, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spring 2008) Education PhD Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science (2011) MSc Economic History, with distinction, London School of Economics and Political Science (2006) BSc Economics, University of Bristol (2005) Professional honours Winner of the Economics Network Best New Lecturer Award `in recognition of exemplary teaching practice that encourages understanding of and inspires interest in economics' (2013) Winner of the European Business History Association Dissertation Prize `for the best business history PhD dissertation submitted to a European university in the previous two years' (2012) Winner of the Hunt Prize, awarded by the LSE Department of Economic History `for the most outstanding MSc Economic History (Research) Dissertation' (2006)

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