Florencia Lopez Boo
Florencia Lopez Boo is a senior economist with the Social Protection and Health Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Her previous positions include working at the IDB Research Department, the World Bank, as well as teaching at the University of Oxford and the University of Louvain-la-Neuve.
She received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Oxford and a Masters from University of Namur (Belgium). Her work has been published in peer reviewed journals such as the Journal of Human Resources, Pediatrics, Economic Letters, the New York Academy of Sciences and the Journal of Development Studies. She is also the author and co-author of books on education and early childhood development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Florencia is a native of Argentina and she is a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). She is also a member of global Steering Committees on child development, including The 2016 Lancet series on Child Development and the Investing in Young Children Forum of the National Academy of Sciences.
Her work focuses on early childhood development and evaluation of the impact of social protection programs. Most of her current work includes projects and evaluations to inform scalable approaches to parenting interventions.