Stijn Baert was born in Lokeren, Belgium on 14 October 1983. In 2006, he 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. For his academic achievement in the Master of Science in Economic Sciences he received in 2008 the 'VDK Award'. For his doctoral research he received in 2014 both the 'Scientific Prize McKinsey & Company' and the 'Prize Charles Ullens'.
Since August 2008 he has been working as a teaching assistant and a researcher at the Department of Social Economics at Ghent University. In addition, he is affiliated to University of Antwerp as a Guestprofessor, to Université catholique de Louvain as a Research Associate and to Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) as a Research Affiliate.
Stijn is involved in several courses in the fields of micro-economics and labour economics at Ghent University and University of Antwerp. In 2012, 2013 and 2014 he was elected 'Best Teaching Assistant' by the Master students of the faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Ghent University.
His research is situated in the field of labour economics with a focus on discrimination on the one hand and transitions in youth on the other hand. He employs both microeconometric modelling strategies and experimental research designs. He has published in core journals of the field of labour economics such as Labour Economics, Economics of Education Review, Industrial Relations and Industrial & Labor Relations Review. In 2012 and 2013, he worked as a visiting researcher at VU University Amsterdam and at Aarhus University respectively.
Stijn's research has been mentioned more than 100 times in Flemish media. Within Ghent University, Stijn is a representative of the assistant academic staff in various committees and councils among which the Executive Board of the university. He was also elected president of the European Association of Young Economists in 2013.
E-mail: Stijn dot Baert at UGent dot be Office: Sint-Pietersplein 6, 110.005