About me


I currently work as a Machine Learning Researcher for a professional sports team in the US. Previously, I worked at the IMF’s Risk Unit in Washington D.C, where I helped build crisis prediction models for risk management and contingency planning. I am interested in topics relating to organizational success and decision making in the sports business.

I am a graduate of the American University of Beirut and hold a Master’s of Arts in Applied Economics from Georgetown University. Prior to specializing in economics, I was a national basketball player for Team Lebanon U18. Here are my stats from FIBA Asia 2010.

Sports Articles

  1. Quantifying the Contribution of NBA Coaches Using Fixed Effects

  2. A metric for the degree to which NBA players are playing up to their talent (Part I)

  3. Coaching can make or break a team

  4. Live NBA Coach Metrics


  1. R.Al-Amine, T.Willems: Investor Sentiment, Sovereign Debt Mispricing, and Economic Outcomes); The Economic Journal (10 Septmber 2022)

  2. 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

  3. 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


  1. “HelpLebanon”: A website originally developed as a landing page for resources on the Lebanese financial. This site received 2.6 million visitors in the two days following the Beirut Port explosion on August 4th., channelling an estimated $2 to $3 Million in donation money to local NGOs. Here is the full story in a presentation I gave a few months after.

  2. Expanding Trade Across the Maghreb; Executive Magazine, 2013

  3. Counting The Cost: How Much Is Lebanon’s Economy Being Hurt By Syria’s Crisis; Executive Magazine, 2013

  4. Check out my music on Soundcloud.