The Centre for Economic Demography (CED) includes more than 40 scholars active in the fields of economic history, economics, social sciences, and medicine who are involved in research on economic and social issues connected to demography, from modern as well as historic aspects and with international comparative perspectives.
Between 2006 and 2016, CED was a Linnaeus Centre of Excellence funded by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) and Lund University. During this period, CED also managed a research school that trained new talented scholars in the area of economic demography.
Until 2017, CED was an independent unit at the Lund University School of Economics and Management (LUSEM. From 2018, CED is administered by the Department of Economic History at LUSEM. The board and director are appointed by the Dean of LUSEM after consultations with the Deans of the Medical and Social Sciences Faculties. CED is now a network centre with a continued grant from the three faculties. It organises seminars and special events, such as the annual Lund Population Day, as well as holds responsibility for management and support of to major register-based compliations (SEDD and SIP). The goal is to gather LU researchers with an interest in population issues and to foster research collaborations within the field of population science. All interested population researchers at Lund University are welcome to become affiliates.