Centre for Economic Demography

Lund University School of Economics and Management

Lund Population Day 2021: Big Microdata and Population Research


For the fourth year running, the Centre for Economic Demography will arrange the Lund Population Day on 18 November. This year the theme is ”Big Microdata and Population Research”. 

As keynote speaker, we welcome Professor Steven Ruggles at University of Minnesota/IPUMS. Ruggles was appointed honorary doctor at Lund University School of Economics and Management in 2020. In addition to Ruggles, a number of researchers at Lund University will also give shorter presentations.


10:15-10:30 Welcome and introduction

10:30-12:00 First session - moderator Johan Sandberg

  • A satellite image is worth 1000 words: Examples of how satellite data can serve social sciences and economics in data poor regions, Ola Hall, Faculty of Social Sciences.
  • Air pollution as a cause for dementia: A review of epidemiological and experimental studies, Anna Oudin, Faculty of Medicine.
  • Big Microdata: Applications and reflections from an economic geography perspective, Markus Grillitsch, Faculty of Social Sciences.

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:30 Second session - moderator Therese Nilsson

  • Intergenerational wealth mobility and fertility, Petter Lundborg, School of Economics and Management.
  • Big data meets smaller data: Can data from population registers be used to generalize findings form a health cohort?, Anton Nilsson, Faculty of Medicine.
  • Disease exposure in early life affects female reproduction, Luciana Quaranta, School of Economics and Management.

14:30-15:00 Coffee break

15:00-16:30 Keynote session

  • Big Microdata and Population ResearchSteven Ruggles, University of Minnesota/IPUMS.


Registration is required for both in person and Zoom participation!

  • NOW CLOSED! Registration for participation in person on site (deadline 10 November)
  • NOW CLOSED! Registration for participation via Zoom (deadline 15 November)

18 November 2021


Holger Crafoords Ekonomicentrum EC3
Tycho Brahes väg 1
223 63 Lund