BECKERMAN, Paul. American, b. 1948. Genres: Economics, Area studies. Career: U.S. Peace Corps, Washington, DC, volunteer in Bolivia and Colombia, 1969-71; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, assistant professor of economics, beginning in 1977; Boston University, Boston, MA, assistant professor of economics; Fordham University, Bronx, NY, assistant professor of economics, until 1984; Marine Midland Bank, NYC, economist, 1984-85; Federal Reserve Bank of New York, NYC, economist, 1985-88; World Bank, Washington, DC, economist, 1988-. Publications: The Economics of High Inflation, 1991. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor to economic and Latin American studies journals. Address: World Bank, 1818 H St. N.W., Washington, DC 20433, U.S.A.