Currency Invoicing: The Role of 'Herding' and Exchange Rate Volatility
Mark Witte ()
International Economic Journal, 2010, vol. 24, issue 3, 357-374
This paper analyzes an individual firm's choice of invoicing currency under exchange rate volatility. Greater exchange rate volatility amplifies the representative firm's desire to 'herd' relative to all other considerations that may affect the currency denomination decision. By 'herding' a firm chooses a currency of denomination so that the firm's price and the competition's price are affected by the exchange rate in a similar manner. Contrary to previous research, the results herein suggest that individual firms may invoice in a relatively volatile currency as long as its competitor's invoice in the same volatile currency.
Keywords: Currency invoicing; exchange rate; vehicle currency; price adjustment; menu costs (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:taf:intecj:v:24:y:2010:i:3:p:357-374
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
Access Statistics for this article
International Economic Journal is currently edited by Jaymin Lee Editor
More articles in International Economic Journal from Taylor & Francis Journals
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Chris Longhurst ().