Joakim Wernberg is a PhD candidate in economic geography at CIRCLE. His dissertation is on economic activity and innovation in cities. His main research interests are urban economics, agglomeration economies, social interactions and quantitative analysis. Joakim is part of the platform Innovation Skills, Strategies and Industrial Renewal at CIRCLE. He is especially interested in the current developments towards a coherent science for cities.

Joakim has a general interest in the interaction between technology and society and he holds a fellowship at Lund University Internet Institute (LUii). He has worked on issues concerning the single digital market, big/open (government) data, internet governance and digital entrepreneurship.

Joakim has a background in Engineering Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), where he specialized in applied mathematics, game theory and technology studies. He has several years of experience as a public policy analyst and a public affairs consultant. He is currently a senior policy analyst (on a leave of absence) at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Southern Sweden (Sydsvenska Industri- och Handelskammaren).

You can also find Joakim on LinkedIn, Twitter and ResearchGate.


  • Elert, N. Henrekson, M. Lundblad, J. (2016)
    Two Sides to the Evasion: The Pirate Bay and the Interdependencies of Evasive Entrepreneurship
    IFN Working Paper 1103.
  • Lundblad, J. (2015)
    Social Interaction Costs – an approach to bridging spatial scales in urban science
    Conference paper presented at WRSA, Tuscon, Arizona, USA. February 15-18.
  • Andersson, M. Larsson, J P. Lundblad J (2015)
    The Successful City Needs Both – localization and diversity in city growth

    Conference paper presented at WRSA, Tuscon, Arizona, USA. February 15-18
  • Lundblad, J. (2011)
    Building Openness – The Shaping of the Internet Engineering Task Force and Internet Standardisation
    MSc Thesis at the Department of History of Science and Technology, KTH


  • Lundblad, J. Andersson, M. (2015)
    State of the Digital Region 2015 – leveraging a digital Baltic Sea Region
    Top of Digital Europe
  • Johansson, P. Lundblad, J. (2015)
    A digital single market – growing the Baltic Sea Region
    Top of Digital Europe
  • Lundblad, J. (2015)
    Time for the Cities to Step Up
    Baltic Rim Economies (BRE) Review 1.2015.
  • Lundblad, J. Ulfgren, J. (2015)
    Stad i rörelse – Den upplevda stadens mobilitet och globala konkurrenskraft
    Sydsvenska Industri- och Handelskammaren
  • Lundblad, J. Nygren, M. (2014)
    Konsten att se träden trots skogen
    Bonnier Business Publishing
  • Lundblad, J. (2013)
    Från byråkrati till innovation – en introduktion till att arbeta med öppna data
    Media Evolution, Sydsvenska Industri- och Handelskammaren, Lund University Internet Institute and BTH Innovation
  • Lundblad, J. (2012)
    Priorities Towards a Digital Single Market in the Baltic Sea Region
    Baltic Development Forum, Baltic Chambers of Commerce Association, Tillväxtverket 2012


  • Lundblad, J. Kari, L. (2008)
    Creating Creativity – Faculty-Engaged Program Development
    Conference paper for the 4th annual CDIO conference, Ghent, Belgium
  • Lundblad, J. Kari, L. Östlund, S. (2007)
    Integrating CDIO Experiences into a New Program Environment
    Conference paper for the 3rd annual CDIO conference, MIT, USA

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