List of Tables. List of Figures. Contributors. Acknowledgements. 1. Currency crises in emerging-market economies: an overview; M. Dabrowski. 2. Predicting currency crises, the role of multiple equilibria and the contagion effect; M. Sasin. 3. International liquidity and currency crisis costs; M. Szczurek. 4. Currency crises in the context of exchange rate regime choice; M. Jakubiak. 5. Currency crises and fiscal imbalances - transition countries' perspective; J. Siwinska. 6. Propagation of currency crises - the case of the Russian crisis; L. Rawdanowicz. 7. The economic and social consequences of currency crises; M. Blaszkiewicz, W. Paczynski. 8. The failure of the IMF in preventing currency crises in CIS countries; R. Antczak, et al. 9. The Bulgarian currency crisis of 1996-1997; G. Ganev. 10. The Czech currency crisis of 1997. J. Horvath. 11. The Russian currency crisis of 1998; R. Antczak. 12. The Ukranian currency crisis of 1998; M. Markiewicz. 13. The Molovan currency crisis of 1998; A. Radziwill. Index.