Discussion papers of interdisciplinary research project 373 2003,51
Stochastic Delay Differential Equations (SDDE) are Stochastic Functional Differential Equations with important applications. It is of interest to characterize the L2-stability (stability of second moments) of solutions of SDDE. For the class of linear, scalar SDDE we can show that second comoment function of the solution satisfies a partial differential equation (PDE) with time delay and derive a characteristic equation from it determining the asymptotic behaviour of the second moments. Additionally we derive a necessary criterion for weak stationarity of solutions of linear SDDE.