International Journal of Stochastic Analysis
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 501360, 11 pages
Research Article

First Passage Time Moments of Jump-Diffusions with Markovian Switching

Department of Mathematical Sciences, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China

Received 5 December 2010; Accepted 24 January 2011

Academic Editor: Enzo Orsingher

Copyright © 2011 Jun Peng and Zaiming Liu. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Using an integral equation associated with generalized backward Kolmogorov's equation for the transition probability density function, recurrence relations are derived for the moments of the time of first exit of jump-diffusions with Markovian switching. The results are used to find the expectation of first passage time of some financial models.