Stijn Baert became Master of Science in Computer Science Engineering, in 2008 Master of Science in Economics and in 2013 Doctor of Economic Sciences from Ghent University, Belgium. In 2012 and 2013, he worked as a visiting researcher at VU University Amsterdam and at Aarhus University respectively.
Since 1 October 2015 he has worked as a full-time tenure track professor in empirical labour economics at Ghent University. In addition, he is affiliated to University of Antwerp as a part-time professor.
His research is interdisciplinary in nature and focusses on (i) the transition from school to work, (ii) labour market discrimination, and (iii) the relation between work and health. He has published in journals such as European Sociological Review, Health Economics, Industrial Relations, ILR Review, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Labour Economics, New Media & Society, and Social Science & Medicine.
Between 2013 and 2017 Stijn served as the president of the European Association of Young Economists. In 2016, he co-organised, together with Bart Cockx, the yearly conference of the European Association of Labour Economists. Stijn Baert is an associate editor of Journal of Population Economics and Plos One.
He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in November 2013. In July 2015 he became an IZA Research Fellow.