The Centre for Economic Demography (CED) includes more than thirty scholars active in the fields of economic history, economics, social medicine, social work and statistics 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.
In 2006, the CED was awarded one of the first twenty so called Linnaeus Grants - a new form of long-term research funding financed by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) directed towards specifically strong research environments. The Linnaeus Grant, awarded after national competition between applicants from all research fields, provided the Centre with a ten-year research funding and a Research School that during these ten years trained new talented scholars in the area of economic demography.
In addition, the CED has had research programs and projects funded by several national and international research agencies. It also manages several individual-level longitudinal databases of which the Scanian Economic Demographic Database (SEDD) covers the period 1646 until today. In addition to regularly arranged doctoral courses, the CED takes part in national and international educational programs at PhD and Master levels.
The Centre is an independent unit at the Lund University School of Economics and Management (LUSEM). Its board is appointed by the dean of LUSEM after consultations with the deans of the Medical and Social Sciences Faculties.