Stijn Baert
Research Fellow

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too w Baert 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.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
11127  Stijn Baert
Brecht Neyt
Eddy Omey
Dieter Verhaest
Student Work, Educational Achievement, and Later Employment: A Dynamic Approach
11023  Brecht Neyt
Eddy Omey
Dieter Verhaest
Stijn Baert
Does Student Work Really Affect Educational Outcomes? A Review of the Literature
10876  Eva Van Belle
Ralf Caers
Marijke De Couck
Valentina Di Stasio
Stijn Baert
Why Is Unemployment Duration a Sorting Criterion in Hiring?
10738  Stijn Baert
Hiring Discrimination: An Overview of (Almost) All Correspondence Experiments Since 2005
(forthcoming in: the handbook 'Audit Studies Behind the Scenes with Theory, Method, and Nuance')
9980  Stijn Baert
Simon Amez
No Better Moment to Score a Goal than Just Before Half Time? A Soccer Myth Statistically Tested
9763  Stijn Baert
Sunčica Vujić
Immigrant Volunteering: A Way Out of Labour Market Discrimination?
(published in: Economics Letters, 2016, 146, 95-98 [Online Access] [journal version])
9692  Stijn Baert
Bas van der Klaauw
Gijsbert van Lomwel
The Effectiveness of Medical and Vocational Interventions for Reducing Sick Leave of Self-Employed Workers
(published in: Health Economics [Online Access])
9654  Dieter Verhaest
Elene Bogaert
Jeroen Dereymaeker
Laura Mestdagh
Stijn Baert
Crowding Out in the Labour Market: Do Employers Lend a Hand?
(forthcoming as 'Do Employers Prefer Overqualified Graduates? A Field Experiment' in: Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society)
9649  Stijn Baert
Sunčica Vujić
Does It Pay to Care? Prosocial Engagement and Employment Opportunities
(forthcoming as 'Does it Pay to Care? Volunteering and Employment Opportunities' in Journal of Population Economics)
9584  Stijn Baert
Do They Find You on Facebook? Facebook Profile Picture and Hiring Chances
(published as 'Facebook profile picture appearance affects recruiters’ first hiring decisions' in: New Media & Society [Online Access])
9556  Stijn Baert
Bart Cockx
Matteo Picchio
Modeling the Effects of Grade Retention in High School
(revised version available upon request)
9536  Stijn Baert
Hiring a Homosexual, Taking a Risk? A Lab Experiment on Employment Discrimination and Risk Aversion
(forthcoming as 'Hiring a gay man, taking a risk? A lab experiment on employment discrimination and risk-aversion' in: Journal of Homosexuality)
9459  Bart Cockx
Stijn Baert
Contracting Out Mandatory Counselling and Training for Long-Term Unemployed: Private For-Profit or Non-Profit, or Keep It Public?
(revised version available upon request)
9289  Stijn Baert
Jennifer Norga
Yannick Thuy
Marieke Van Hecke
Getting Grey Hairs in the Labour Market: An Alternative Experiment on Age Discrimination
(published in: Journal of Economic Psychology [Online Access])
9170  Stijn Baert
Olivier Rotsaert
Dieter Verhaest
Eddy Omey
A Signal of Diligence? Student Work Experience and Later Employment Chances
(published as 'Student Employment and Later Labour Market Success: No Evidence for Higher Employment Chances' in: Kyklos, 2016, 69, 401-425 [Online Access] [journal version])
9137  Dieter Verhaest
Stijn Baert
The Early Labour Market Effects of Generally and Vocationally Oriented Higher Education: Is There a Trade-off?
(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])
8752  Stijn Baert
Frank Heiland
Sanders Korenman
Native-Immigrant Gaps in Educational and School-to-Work Transitions in the Second Generation: The Role of Gender and Ethnicity
(published in: De Economist, 2016, 164, 159-186 [Online Access] [journal version])
8516  Stijn Baert
Eddy Omey
Hiring Discrimination against Pro-Union Applicants: The Role of Union Density and Firm Size
(published in: De Economist, 2015, 163, 263-280 [Online Access])
8447  Stijn Baert
Ann-Sophie De Pauw
Nick Deschacht
Do Employer Preferences Contribute to Sticky Floors?
(published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2016, 69, 714-736 [Online Access])
8320  Stijn Baert
Sarah De Visschere
Koen Schoors
Eddy Omey
First Depressed, Then Discriminated Against?
(published in: Social Science and Medicine, 2016, 170, 247-254 [Online Access] [journal version])
8319  Stijn Baert
Ann-Sophie De Pauw
Is Ethnic Discrimination Due to Distaste or Statistics?
(published in: Economics Letters, 2014, 125, 270-273 [Online Access])
8318  Stijn Baert
Wage Subsidies and Hiring Chances for the Disabled: Some Causal Evidence
(published in: European Journal of Health Economics, 2016, 17, 71-86 [Online Access])
8312  Stijn Baert
Dieter Verhaest
Unemployment or Overeducation: Which is a Worse Signal to Employers?
(revised version available upon request)
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Stijn Baert
Eddy Omey
Dieter Verhaest
Aurélie Vermeir
Mister Sandman, Bring Me Good Marks! On the Relationship Between Sleep Quality and Academic Achievement
(published in: Social Science and Medicine, 2015, 130, 91-98 [Online Access])
7847  Stijn Baert
Lynn Decuypere
Better Sexy than Flexy? A Lab Experiment Assessing the Impact of Perceived Attractiveness and Personality Traits on Hiring Decisions
(published in: Applied Economics Letters, 2014, 21, 597-601 [Online Access])
7845  Stijn Baert
Elsy Verhofstadt
Labour Market Discrimination against Former Juvenile Delinquents: Evidence from a Field Experiment
(published in: Applied Economics, 2015, 47 (11), 1061-1072 [Online Access])
7774  Stijn Baert
Freddy Heylen
Daan Isebaert
Does Homeownership Lead to Longer Unemployment Spells? The Role of Mortgage Payments
(published in: De Economist, 2014, 162 (3), 263-286 [Online Access])
7767  Stijn Baert
Career Lesbians: Getting Hired for Not Having Kids?
(published in: Industrial Relations Journal, 2014, 45 (6), 543-561 [Online Access])
7262  Stijn Baert
Bart Cockx
Pure Ethnic Gaps in Educational Attainment and School to Work Transitions: When Do They Arise?
(published in: Economics of Education Review, 2013, 36, 276-294 [Online Access])
7145  Stijn Baert
Bart Cockx
Niels Gheyle
Cora Vandamme
Do Employers Discriminate Less If Vacancies Are Difficult to Fill? Evidence from a Field Experiment
(revised version published as 'Is There Less Discrimination in Occupations Where Recruitment Is Difficult?' in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review [Online Access])
6562  Stijn Baert
Bart Cockx
Dieter Verhaest
Overeducation at the Start of the Career: Stepping Stone or Trap?
(revised version published in: Labour Economics [Online Access])