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 Economic Sciences 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.
Since August 2008 he has been working as a teaching assistant and a researcher at the Department of Social Economics at Ghent University. Stijn is involved in several courses in the fields of micro-economics and labour economics. In 2012 and 2013 he was elected 'Best Teaching Assistant' by the Master students of his faculty.
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 such as Labour Economics and Economics of Education Review. In 2012 and 2013, he worked as a visiting researcher at VU University Amsterdam respectively at Aarhus University.
Stijn's research has been mentioned more than 50 times in Flemish media. Within Ghent University, Stijn is a representative of the assistant academic staff in various committees and councils among which the Board of Governors and the Executive Board of the university. Stijn Baert was elected president of the European Association of Young Economists in 2013.
Telephone: +3292643481 E-mail: Stijn dot Baert at UGent dot be Office: Sint-Pietersplein 6, 110.005