About me


I build basketball models at the Dallas Mavericks and Mark Cuban Companies. Prior to joining the Mavs, I worked at the International Monetary Fund, where I developed crisis prediction models for macro 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. I was also a member of the Lebanese Under-18 national team in FIBA Asia 2010.


  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. A metric for the degree to which NBA players are playing up to their talent (Part I); Blog post, 2021

  2. Coaching can make or break a team; Medium, 2021

  3. Quantifying the Contribution of NBA Coaches Using Fixed Effects; Medium, 2020

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

  5. Expanding Trade Across the Maghreb; Magazine Article, Executive Magazine, 2014