I build AI models for improving performance at the Dallas Mavericks. Prior to joining the Mavs, I worked at the International Monetary Fund, where I developed crisis prediction models for risk management and contingency planning.
I have a BA in Economics from the American University of Beirut and a MA in Applied Economics from Georgetown University. Before college, I was a member of Lebanon’s U18 Basketball NT that won 5th in FIBA Asia 2010 .
I am the creator of:
- HelpLebanon.carrd.co: A donations website that saw 2.6 Million visitors in the wake of the 2020 Beirut port explosion.
- CoFEE: A metric for the added wins of NBA coaches above roster characteristics.
- Fantalytics: A subscription service that sends you advanced analytics for your fantasy team twice a week.
R.Al-Amine, T.Willems: Investor Sentiment, Sovereign Debt Mispricing, and Economic Outcomes); The Economic Journal (10 Septmber 2022)
R.Al-Amine, M.Griffiths, P.De Imus, K.Ismail, R.Tchaidze, G.Ramirez Macroeconomic Policy Challenges in Conflict and Post-Conflict Countries: Experience and Lessons from the Middle East, Book Chapter
R.Al-Amine, A.Auclair, Y.Cai, J.Dauphin, A.Kireyev, B.Nandwa, L.Ocampos, B.Sarr Economic Integration in the Maghreb, IMF Policy Paper, 2019
A metric for the degree to which NBA players are playing up to their talent (Part I); Blog post, 2021
Coaching can make or break a team; Medium, 2021
Quantifying the Contribution of NBA Coaches Using Fixed Effects; Medium, 2020
Counting The Cost: How Much Is Lebanon’s Economy Being Hurt By Syria’s Crisis; Magazine Article, Executive Magazine, 2013
Expanding Trade Across the Maghreb; Magazine Article, Executive Magazine, 2014