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Florencia Lopez Boo

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First Name:Florencia
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Last Name:Lopez Boo
RePEc Short-ID:plo91
Twitter: @florlopezboo


(95%) Inter-American Development Bank

Washington, District of Columbia (United States)
RePEc:edi:iadbbus (more details at EDIRC)

(3%) Young Lives
Department of International Development (Queen Elizabeth House)
Oxford University

Oxford, United Kingdom
RePEc:edi:ylsoxuk (more details at EDIRC)

(2%) Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Bonn, Germany
RePEc:edi:izaaade (more details at EDIRC)

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Working papers

  1. Abufhele, Alejandra & Bravo, David & López Bóo, Florencia & Soto-Ramirez, Pamela, 2022. "Developmental Losses in Young Children from Pre-primary Program Closures during the COVID-19 Pandemic," IZA Discussion Papers 15179, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  2. Ana Balsa & Florencia López Boo & Juanita Bloomfield & Alejandrina Cristia & Alejandro Cid & María de la Paz Ferro & Rosario Valdés & María del Luján González, 2021. "The effect of Crianza Positiva e-messaging program on adult-child language interactions," Post-Print hal-03498848, HAL.
  3. Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes & Becerra, Laura & Hernández Agramonte, Juan Manuel & López Bóo, Florencia & Pérez Alfaro, Marcelo & Vasquez Echeverria, Alejandro, 2020. "Nudging Parents to Increase Preschool Attendance in Uruguay," IDB Publications (Working Papers) 10893, Inter-American Development Bank.
  4. López Bóo, Florencia & Cubides Mateus, Mayaris & Sorio, Rita & Garibotto, Giorgina & Berón, Christian, 2019. "Measuring the Quality of the Home Environment of Young Children in Uruguay: Socioeconomic Gradients in the Home Inventory," IZA Discussion Papers 12110, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  5. Ajzenman, Nicolas & López Bóo, Florencia, 2019. "Lessons from Behavioral Economics to Improve Treatment Adherence in Parenting Programs: An Application to SMS," IZA Discussion Papers 12808, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  6. Hojman, Andrés & López Bóo, Florencia, 2019. "Cost-Effective Public Daycare in a Low-Income Economy Benefits Children and Mothers," IZA Discussion Papers 12585, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  7. López Bóo, Florencia, 2018. "Cash, Conditions and Child Development: Experimental Evidence from a Cash Transfer in Honduras," IDB Publications (Working Papers) 9265, Inter-American Development Bank.
  8. López Bóo, Florencia, 2018. "Intercontinental Evidence on Socioeconomic Status and Early Childhood: Cognitive Skills: Is Latin America Different?," IDB Publications (Working Papers) 4588, Inter-American Development Bank.
  9. Florencia López Bóo & Marta Dormal & Ann Weber, 2016. "The Psychometric Properties of Child Care Quality Measures in Ecuador: Lessons for Monitoring Process Variables at Scale," IDB Publications (Working Papers) 7908, Inter-American Development Bank.
  10. Leer, Jane & López Bóo, Florencia & Perez Expósito, Ana & Powell, Christine, 2016. "A Snapshot on the Quality of Seven Home Visit Parenting Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean," IZA Discussion Papers 10296, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  11. Bando, Rosangela & López Bóo, Florencia & Li, Xia, 2016. "Sex-Differences in Language and Socio-emotional Skills in Early Childhood," IDB Publications (Working Papers) 7808, Inter-American Development Bank.
  12. Bando, Rosangela & López Bóo, Florencia, 2016. "Sex-Differences in Language and Socio-Emotional Skills: Evidence from Large Scale Studies of Very Young Children," IZA Discussion Papers 10315, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  13. Walker, Susan P. & Powell, Christine & Chang-Lopez, Susan M. & Baker-Henningham, Helen & Grantham-McGregor, Sally & Vera-Hernández, Marcos & López Bóo, Florencia, 2015. "Delivering Parenting Interventions through Health Services in the Caribbean," IDB Publications (Working Papers) 7305, Inter-American Development Bank.
  14. Schady,, Norbert & Behrman, Jere & Araujo, Maria Caridad & Azuero,, Rodrigo & Bernal, Raquel & Bravo, David & Lopez-Boo, Florencia & Macours, Karen & Marshall, Daniela & Paxson, Christina & Vakis, Ren, 2014. "Wealth gradients in early childhood cognitive development in five Latin American countries," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6779, The World Bank.
  15. Maria E. Canon & Florencia Lopez Boo, 2014. "Reversal of Gender Gaps in Child Development: Evidence from Young Children in India," Working Papers 2014-11, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
  16. Florencia López Boo, 2014. "Socio-economic Status and Early Childhood Cognitive Skills Is Latin America Different? (Documento de Trabajo 127 Nivel socioeconómico y habilidades cognitivas en la infancia temprana ¿América Latina e," Documentos de Trabajo (Niños del Milenio-GRADE) ninosm127, Niños del Milenio (Young Lives).
  17. Maria E. Canon & Florencia Lopez Boo, 2012. "Richer but more unequal? nutrition and caste gaps," Working Papers 2012-051, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
  18. López Bóo, Florencia & Rossi, Martín A. & Urzua, Sergio, 2012. "The Labor Market Return to an Attractive Face: Evidence from a Field Experiment," IZA Discussion Papers 6356, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  19. Baker-Henningham, Helen & López Bóo, Florencia, 2010. "Early Childhood Stimulation Interventions in Developing Countries: A Comprehensive Literature Review," IZA Discussion Papers 5282, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  20. López Bóo, Florencia, 2010. "Returns to Education and Macroeconomic Shocks: Evidence from Argentina," IZA Discussion Papers 4753, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  21. Blanco, Mariana & López Bóo, Florencia, 2010. "ICT Skills and Employment: A Randomized Experiment," IZA Discussion Papers 5336, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  22. López Bóo, Florencia, 2010. "In School or at Work? Evidence from a Crisis," IZA Discussion Papers 4692, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  23. M. Niaz Asadullah & Uma Kambhampati & Florencia Lopez Boo, 2009. "Social Divisions in School Participation and Attainment in India: 1983-2004," Research Department Publications 4637, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
  24. Florencia Lopez Boo & Lucia Madrigal & Carmen Pages, 2009. "Part-Time Work, Gender and Job Satisfaction: Evidence from a Developing Country," Research Department Publications 4604, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
  25. Florencia Lopez-Boo, 2008. "How Do Crises Affect Schooling Decisions? Evidence from Changing Labor Market Opportunities and a Policy Experiment," Research Department Publications 4602, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
  26. Florencia Lopez Boo, 2006. "Changes in poverty and the stability of income distribution in Argentina: evidence from the 1990s via decompositions," Working Papers 33, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.


  1. Lucia Freira & Marco Sartorio & Cynthia Boruchowicz & Florencia Lopez Boo & Joaquin Navajas, 2021. "The interplay between partisanship, forecasted COVID-19 deaths, and support for preventive policies," Palgrave Communications, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 8(1), pages 1-10, December.
  2. Florencia Lopez Boo & John Creamer, 2019. "Cash, Conditions, and Child Development: Experimental Evidence from a Cash Transfer Program in Honduras," Economía Journal, The Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association - LACEA, vol. 0(Spring 20), pages 169-196, April.
  3. Norbert Schady & Jere Behrman & Maria Caridad Araujo & Rodrigo Azuero & Raquel Bernal & David Bravo & Florencia Lopez-Boo & Karen Macours & Daniela Marshall & Christina Paxson & Renos Vakis, 2015. "Wealth Gradients in Early Childhood Cognitive Development in Five Latin American Countries," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 50(2), pages 446-463.
  4. Araujo, María Caridad & López-Boo, Florencia, 2015. "Los servicios de cuidado infantil en América Latina y el Caribe," El Trimestre Económico, Fondo de Cultura Económica, vol. 0(326), pages .249-275, abril-jun.
  5. M. Niaz Asadullah & Uma Kambhampati & Florencia Lopez Boo, 2014. "Social divisions in school participation and attainment in India: 1983–2004," Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 38(4), pages 869-893.
  6. Helen Baker-Henningham y Florencia López Boo, 2014. "Intervenciones de estimulación infantil temprana en los países en vías de desarrollo: lo que funciona, por qué y para quién," Económica, Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, vol. 60, pages 120-186, January-D.
  7. Lopez Boo, Florencia & Canon, Maria Eugenia, 2014. "Reversal of gender gaps in child development: Evidence from young children in India," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 124(1), pages 55-59.
  8. López Bóo, Florencia & Rossi, Martín A. & Urzúa, Sergio S., 2013. "The labor market return to an attractive face: Evidence from a field experiment," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 118(1), pages 170-172.
  9. Florencia L�pez B�o, 2012. "In School or at Work? Evidence from a Crisis," Oxford Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 40(3), pages 381-404, September.
  10. Florencia Lopez Boo & Lucia Madrigal & Carmen Pages, 2010. "Part-Time Work, Gender and Job Satisfaction: Evidence from a Developing Country," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 46(9), pages 1543-1571.


  1. Samuel Berlinski & Florencia López Boo & Ana Pérez Expósito & Norbert Schady, 2015. "Family First," IDB Publications (Book Chapters), in: Samuel Berlinski & Norbert Schady (ed.), The Early Years: Child Well-Being and the Role of Public Policy, edition 1, chapter 3, pages 55-90, Inter-American Development Bank.
  2. Samuel Berlinski & Luca Flabbi & Florencia López Boo, 2015. "Raising Children: The Case for Government Intervention," IDB Publications (Book Chapters), in: Samuel Berlinski & Norbert Schady (ed.), The Early Years: Child Well-Being and the Role of Public Policy, edition 1, chapter 1, pages 1-24, Inter-American Development Bank.


  1. López Bóo, Florencia & Araujo, María Caridad & Tomé, Romina, 2016. "How is Child Care Quality Measured?: A toolkit," IDB Publications (Books), Inter-American Development Bank, number 7432, December.
  2. Araujo, María Caridad & Ardanaz, Martín & Armendáriz, Edna & Behrman, Jere R. & Berlinski, Samuel & Cristia, Julian P. & Flabbi, Luca & Hincapie, Diana & Jalmovich, Analía & Kagan, Sharon Lynn & López, 2015. "The Early Years: Child Well-being and the Role of Public Policy," IDB Publications (Books), Inter-American Development Bank, number 7259, December.

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NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 26 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-DEV: Development (14) 2006-04-08 2009-01-31 2009-02-28 2009-10-10 2010-02-13 2010-02-27 2010-11-13 2012-02-20 2014-02-21 2014-03-30 2014-05-04 2019-02-25 2019-02-25 2019-09-23. Author is listed
  2. NEP-LAM: Central & South America (12) 2009-01-31 2009-02-28 2014-02-21 2014-03-30 2014-09-25 2016-11-06 2016-11-06 2019-02-25 2019-02-25 2019-09-23 2022-02-28 2022-05-02. Author is listed
  3. NEP-LAB: Labour Economics (8) 2008-12-14 2009-01-31 2009-02-28 2009-10-10 2010-02-13 2010-02-27 2012-02-20 2012-02-27. Author is listed
  4. NEP-LTV: Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty (6) 2012-02-27 2014-02-21 2014-03-30 2016-11-06 2019-02-25 2019-12-16. Author is listed
  5. NEP-URE: Urban & Real Estate Economics (5) 2008-12-14 2009-10-10 2010-02-13 2010-12-11 2022-05-02. Author is listed
  6. NEP-DEM: Demographic Economics (4) 2012-11-17 2014-03-30 2014-05-04 2014-06-02
  7. NEP-EDU: Education (4) 2008-12-14 2009-10-10 2010-02-13 2010-02-27
  8. NEP-EXP: Experimental Economics (4) 2010-12-11 2012-02-27 2019-02-25 2019-12-16
  9. NEP-NEU: Neuroeconomics (3) 2014-02-21 2014-03-30 2019-02-25
  10. NEP-CWA: Central & Western Asia (1) 2009-10-10
  11. NEP-GEN: Gender (1) 2016-11-06
  12. NEP-HAP: Economics of Happiness (1) 2009-01-31
  13. NEP-HEA: Health Economics (1) 2019-02-25
  14. NEP-HRM: Human Capital & Human Resource Management (1) 2010-12-11
  15. NEP-LMA: Labor Markets - Supply, Demand, & Wages (1) 2012-02-27
  16. NEP-ORE: Operations Research (1) 2019-12-16
  17. NEP-SEA: South East Asia (1) 2014-09-25


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