The Ascent of Geopolitics: Scientometric Analysis and Ramifications of Geopolitical Risk

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Aysan A. F. , POLAT A. Y. , Tekin H., Tunali A. S.

DEFENCE AND PEACE ECONOMICS, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10242694.2022.2062981
  • Keywords: Bibliometric analysis, defence and peace economics, geopolitical risk, Scopus, OIL, UNCERTAINTY, DYNAMICS, RETURNS, MARKET, VOLATILITY, COUNTRIES, PRICES


In recent years, geopolitical risk (GPR) has been a crucial factor in investment decisions and stock markets. Therefore, we explore the research on the GPR by employing bibliometric and scientometric analytical techniques. We find 366 scientific contributions in December 2021 from the Scopus database by searching 'Geopolitical risk' in abstracts, keywords, and titles. Our findings show that GPR research has gained momentum in the last three years. Specifically, the journal Defence and Peace Economics has one of the highest numbers of research and citation on GPR. Authors in Asia also dominate the GPR literature. Overall, this study contributes to the literature by presenting the existing research that may give new insights for prospective studies in GPR.