Stijn Baert

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Ghent UniversityProfessor in Empirical Labour EconomicsUniversity of AntwerpProfessor in Socio-Economic AnalysisBelgium

Since 1 October 2015 Stijn Baert has worked as a full-time tenure track professor in empirical labour economics at Ghent University. Stijn's research is mainly situated in the broad field of labour economics with a focus on (i) the transition from school to work, (ii) labour market discrimination and (iii) work and health. In 2015 and 2016, he was ranked in the IDEAS worldwide top 100 of young economists (in 2016 at place 17). In 2017 he was nominated for the election of the most talented young researcher in Flanders and the Nederlands, organised by the Dutch version of the monthly journal "New Scientist". Since 2016, he has served the Journal of Population Economics as an Associate Editor and Plos One as an Academic Editor. Stijn's research has been mentioned more than 1250 times in national and international media. His insights on, e.g., a reform of the Belgian system of unemployment benefits and anti-discrimination policies have been implemented. For his efforts in science communication and popularisation, in 2015 he was awarded the 'Academy prize for science outreach' by the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts. Read more about Stijn on his homepage: Follow Stijn on Twitter: @Stijn_Baert.

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