Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/215409
Authors: 
Nagengast, Arne J.
Bursian, Dirk
Menz, Jan-Oliver
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
Bundesbank Discussion Paper No. 16/2020
Abstract: 
Dynamic pricing is a widely employed pricing strategy for goods and services in which firms flexibly set prices, taking into account current market conditions. This paper studies theoretically and empirically the role of this pricing strategy in explaining the heterogeneous response of consumer prices to exchange rate fluctuations. We provide a theoretical model that illustrates how foreign producers and domestic retailers adjust prices to exchange rate fluctuations for three forms of dynamic pricing. Our model predicts that pass-through increases for clearance sales and with the capacity costs of producers in periods of high demand, while it decreases for advance purchases. We find robust empirical evidence for the model predictions using a unique German transaction-level data set of package tours at the daily frequency between 2012 and 2018 featuring rich variation of prices over time.
Subjects: 
exchange rate pass-through
dynamic pricing
heterogeneity
services trade
tourism
JEL: 
F14
F31
ISBN: 
978-3-95729-691-7
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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