New EHES working paper
|Eoin McLaughlin is a Leverhulme|
Early Career Fellow at University
of St. Andrews
Henriksen, McLaughlin and Sharp trace key court cases involving cooperatives in Ireland that were sued by their members. They find continuing uncertainty regarding the validity of these contracts up until Irish independence.
|Cooperative and non-cooperative creameries in Ireland 1908|
Another key difference between Denmark and Ireland was the existence of a strong proprietary sector which was strongly opposed to cooperation (map 1), this led to increased competition for scarce milk supplies in the Irish countryside. This, combined with the inability to enforce vertically binding contracts and poor social capital, ultimately led to the relative failure of the Irish dairy sector.
This blog post was written by Eoin McLaughlin, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at University of St. Andrews
The working paper can be downloaded here: http://www.ehes.org/EHES_71.pdf