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. This year the theme is ”Big Microdata and Population Research”, and the date for the event is November 18

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 LU will also give shorter presentations. 

The event will take place at LUSEM, and the venue is EC3:210. Please see full-day program below.

·       10:15-10:30 Welcome and introduction

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

Ola Hall Faculty of Social Sciences: "A satellite image is worth 1000 words: Examples of how satellite data can serve social sciences and economics in data poor regions"

Anna Oudin Faculty of Medicine: "Air pollution as a cause for dementia: A review of epidemiological and experminatal studies"

Markus Grillitsch Faculty of Social Sciences: "Big Microdata: Applications and reflections from an economic geography perspective"

·       12:00-13:00 Lunch

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

Petter Lundborg School of Economics and Managemen: "Intergenerational wealth mobility and fertility"

Anton Nilsson Faculty of Medicine: "Big data meets samller data: Can data from population registers be used to generalize findings form a helath cohort?"

Luciana Quaranta School of Economics and Management: "Disease exposure in early life affects female reproduction"

·       14:30-15:00 Coffee break

·       15:00-16:30 Keynote session

Steven Ruggles: "Big Microdata and Population Research"

For registration please see

18 November 2021


Holger Crafoords Ekonomicentrum EC3
Tycho Brahes väg 1
223 63 Lund