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. 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 situated in the field of labour economics with a focus the transition from school to work and on labour market discrimination. He has published in journals such as Labour Economics, Economics of Education Review and Industrial & Labor Relations Review. In 2012 and 2013, he worked as a visiting researcher at VU University Amsterdam and at Aarhus University respectively.
Since 2013 Stijn has served as the president of the European Association of Young Economists. In 2016, Stijn organises, together with Bart Cockx, the yearly conference of the European Association of Labour Economists, where he is a member of the Executive Committee.
He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in November 2013. In July 2015 he became an IZA Research Fellow.