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.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9649
revised version published as 'Does it Pay to Care? Volunteering and Employment Opportunities' in: Journal of Population Economics [Online Access]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9584
revised version published as 'Facebook profile picture appearance affects recruiterd first hiring decisions' in: New Media & Society [Online Access]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9556
revised version published in: Journal of Applied Econometrics [Online Access]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9536
revised version published as 'Hiring a Gay Man, Taking a Risk?: A Lab Experiment on Employment Discrimination and Risk Aversion' in: Journal of Homosexuality [Online Access]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9289
Stijn Baert, Jennifer Norga, Yannick Thuy, Marieke Van Hecke
revised version published in: Journal of Economic Psychology [Online Access]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9170
Stijn Baert, Olivier Rotsaert, Dieter Verhaest, Eddy Omey
revised version published as 'Student Employment and Later Labour Market Success: No Evidence for Higher Employment Chances' in: Kyklos [Online Access]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9137
revised version published as 'The effects of workplace learning in higher education on employment and match quality: Is there an early-career trade-off?' in: Empirical Economics [Online Access]