January 16, 2021

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Labor economist Stijn Baert: “The labor market is in the freezer …

Labor economist Stijn Baert: "The labor market is in the freezer ...

After the virologists, Stijn Baert (37), the UGent labor market expert, was one of the most sought-after professors to shed light on the corona crisis. A man with an opinion: “If it doesn’t sound like that, it just collides!” And with a mission: “I want to make a difference with my research.”

What insight from 2020 are you most proud of?

“As an academic, no doubt in my iceberg studies. In it I showed that the unemployed are only the tip of the iceberg, while in Belgium 1 …