Louis Lippens

Louis Lippens
Ghent University | UGhent · Department of Economics

Master of Science
Joint PhD researcher in Economics and Sociology at Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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Introduction
My research interests relate to labour market discrimination, labour demand and supply, and personnel selection. To this end, I use the following research methods: audit studies, vignette studies, surveys, and situational judgement tests. Furthermore, I have experience with linear and logistic regression models, meta-analysis and meta-regression techniques, reliability and validity analysis, and structural equation modeling.
Additional affiliations
August 2019 - present
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Position
  • PhD Student
August 2019 - present
Ghent University
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • In my doctoral research, I investigate the interplay of conscious and unconscious attitudes, intentions, personality traits and contextual variations in shaping discriminatory behaviour towards ethnic minorities in the field of labour. The valorisation of the EdisTools research project, in which I participate, lies in the development of practitioner tools to increase awareness concerning and reduce ethnic labour market discrimination.
Education
August 2019 - August 2023
Ghent University
Field of study
  • Economics, Labour Economics
August 2019 - August 2023
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Field of study
  • Sociology
September 2016 - June 2017
Vlerick Business School
Field of study
  • General Management

Publications

Publications (18)
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While a considerable number of employees across the globe are being forced to work from home due to the COVID-19 crisis, it is a guessing game as to how they are experiencing this current surge in telework. Therefore, we examined employee perceptions of telework on various life and career aspects, distinguishing between typical and extended telewor...
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To mitigate ethnic labour market discrimination, it is essential to understand its underlying mechanisms because different mechanisms call for different counteracting measures. To this end, we reviewed the recent literature that confronts the theories of taste-based and statistical discrimination against the empirical reality. Whereas the empirical...
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Introducing a new method, we measure real estate agents’ intentions to act upon a discriminatory request on the housing market. Our results show that realtors are willing to discriminate on request and that the method of mystery mails allows scholars to measure and contextualize these discriminatory intentions in a detailed and elaborate way.
Preprint
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Notwithstanding the improved integration of various minority groups in the workforce, unequal treatment in hiring still hinders many individuals' access to the labour market. To tackle this inaccessibility, it is essential to know which and to what extent minority groups face hiring discrimination. This meta-analysis synthesises a quasi-exhaustive...
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Using a choice experiment, we test whether taste-based employee discrimination against ethnic minorities is susceptible to loss aversion. In line with empirical evidence from previous research, our results indicate that introducing a hypothetical wage penalty for discriminatory choice behaviour lowers discrimination and that higher penalties have a...
Technical Report
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Dit rapport presenteert de gehanteerde onderzoeksmethode en de belangrijkste bevindingen van een correspondentie-experiment naar discriminatie op de Gentse arbeidsmarkt op basis van etniciteit, gezondheid, functiebeperking, transgender identiteit en leeftijd in opdracht van de Stad Gent die werd uitgevoerd tussen december 2020 en mei 2021. In totaa...
Preprint
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Using a choice experiment, we test whether taste-based employee discrimination against ethnic minorities is susceptible to loss aversion. In line with empirical evidence from previous research, our results indicate that introducing a hypothetical wage penalty for discriminatory choice behaviour lowers discrimination and that higher penalties have a...
Technical Report
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Dit rapport presenteert de gehanteerde onderzoeksmethode en de belangrijkste bevindingen van een nulmeting met een correspondentie-experiment naar discriminatie op de Antwerpse arbeidsmarkt op basis van etniciteit, leeftijd en seksuele geaardheid in opdracht van de Stad Antwerpen die werd uitgevoerd tussen februari 2020 en april 2021. In totaal wer...
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This study is the first in the world to investigate the expected impact of the COVID-19 crisis on career outcomes and career aspirations. To this end, high-quality survey research with a relevant sample of Flemish (Belgian) employees was conducted. About 21% of them fear losing their jobs due to the crisis—14% are concerned that they will even lose...
Preprint
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Scholars have gone to great lengths to chart the incidence of ethnic labour market discrimination. To effectively mitigate this discrimination, however, we need to understand its underlying mechanisms because different mechanisms lead to different counteracting measures. To this end, we reviewed the recent literature that confronts the seminal theo...
Preprint
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While a considerable number of employees across the globe are being forced to work from home due to the COVID-19 crisis, it is a guessing game as to how they are experiencing this current surge in telework. Therefore, we examined employee perceptions of telework on various life and career aspects, distinguishing between typical and extended telewor...
Preprint
Full-text available
This study is the first in the world to investigate the expected impact of the COVID-19 crisis on career outcomes and career aspirations. To this end, high-quality survey research with a relevant panel of Belgian employees was conducted. About 21% of them fear losing their jobs due to the crisis-14% are concerned that they will even lose their jobs...
Preprint
While a considerable number of employees across the globe are being forced to work from home due to the COVID-19 crisis, it is a guessing game as to how they are experiencing this current surge in telework. Therefore, we examined employee perceptions of telework on various life and career aspects, distinguishing between typical and extended telewor...
Thesis
Since the early years of test development, researchers have explored numerous ways to shorten psychological tests – a recently revived trend. In my master's thesis I have researched the psychometric qualities of a short-form intelligence test for personnel selection, where time-efficiency and the ability to predict an applicant’s future job perform...

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Project
EdisTools aims to investigate the interplay of conscious and unconscious attitudes, intentions, personality traits, contextual factors and expressions of ethnic discriminatory behaviour in the fields of labour, housing, health care and education. Additionally, the validation goal of this project is to develop low-threshold, interactive and flexible training tools to increase awareness and empower individual service providers to deal with the causes of (potentially) discriminatory behaviour. EdisTools is funded by Research Foundation-Flanders (Strategic Basic Research).