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World J Meta-Anal. Dec 28, 2020; 8(6): 447-461
Published online Dec 28, 2020. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v8.i6.447
How far has panic buying been studied?
S M Yasir Arafat, Fahad Hussain, Sujita Kumar Kar, Vikas Menon, Kum Fai Yuen
S M Yasir Arafat, Department of Psychiatry, Enam Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka 1340, Bangladesh
Fahad Hussain, Department of Pharmacy, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali 3814, Bangladesh
Sujita Kumar Kar, Department of Psychiatry, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow 226003, India
Vikas Menon, Department of Psychiatry, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry 605006, India
Kum Fai Yuen, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798, Singapore
Author contributions: Arafat SMY designed the research; Arafat SMY performed the search; Arafat SMY and Hossain F analyzed the data; All authors wrote the paper, and read and approved the final manuscript.
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Corresponding author: S M Yasir Arafat, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Enam Medical College and Hospital, Savar, Dhaka 1340, Bangladesh.
Received: November 23, 2020
Peer-review started: November 23, 2020
First decision: December 8, 2020
Revised: December 8, 2020
Accepted: December 23, 2020
Article in press: December 23, 2020
Published online: December 28, 2020
Core Tip

Core Tip: Panic buying is an under-researched emerging research problem. Although it covers several aspects of human life, there is a dearth of studies. This review was aimed to assess the extent of research that has been done on panic buying. A total of 42 papers were included after a systematic search. Several domains have been researched such as psychology, responsible factors, supply chain, management, disaster preparedness, e-commerce, consumer behavior, marketing, prevention strategies, media, social network, economics, personality, and engineering. Definition, causative model, econometric model, controlling strategy, and measuring instrument have been reported.