Optimal Stopping and Free-Boundary Problems

  • Goran Peskir
  • Albert Shiryaev

Part of the Lectures in Mathematics. ETH Zürich book series (LM)

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About this book


The present monograph, based mainly on studies of the authors and their - authors, and also on lectures given by the authors in the past few years, has the following particular aims: To present basic results (with proofs) of optimal stopping theory in both discrete and continuous time using both martingale and Mar- vian approaches; To select a seriesof concrete problems ofgeneral interest from the t- ory of probability, mathematical statistics, and mathematical ?nance that can be reformulated as problems of optimal stopping of stochastic processes and solved by reduction to free-boundary problems of real analysis (Stefan problems). The table of contents found below gives a clearer idea of the material included in the monograph. Credits and historical comments are given at the end of each chapter or section. The bibliography contains a material for further reading. Acknowledgements.TheauthorsthankL.E.Dubins,S.E.Graversen,J.L.Ped- sen and L. A. Shepp for useful discussions. The authors are grateful to T. B. To- zovafortheexcellenteditorialworkonthemonograph.Financialsupportandh- pitality from ETH, Zur ¨ ich (Switzerland), MaPhySto (Denmark), MIMS (Man- ester) and Thiele Centre (Aarhus) are gratefully acknowledged. The authors are also grateful to INTAS and RFBR for the support provided under their grants. The grant NSh-1758.2003.1 is gratefully acknowledged. Large portions of the text were presented in the “School and Symposium on Optimal Stopping with App- cations” that was held in Manchester, England from 17th to 27th January 2006.


Analysis Financial mathematics Mathematical statistics Measure Stochastic Processes Stochastic analysis Stochastic process stochastic calculus

Authors and affiliations

  • Goran Peskir
    • 1
  • Albert Shiryaev
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.School of MathematicsThe University of ManchesterManchesterUK
  2. 2.Steklov Mathematical InstituteMoscowRussia
  3. 3.GSP-2 Leninskie GoryMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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