Bio

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Experienced researcher with a background in macroeconomics. Most recently, I worked as a Research Analyst doing machine learning for crisis prediction at the IMF.

As an ex-national basketball player, I’m interested in how successful sports dynasties are built. Specifically, I explore the role of coaching, player development, and roster distributions in shaping sustained success.

Articles

  1. Quantifying the Contribution of NBA Coaches Using Fixed Effects

  2. Coaching can make or break a team

  3. Expanding Trade Across the Maghreb

  4. Counting The Cost: How Much Is Lebanon’s Economy Being Hurt By Syria’s Crisis

Publications

  1. R.Al-Amine, T.Willems: Investor Sentiment, Sovereign Debt Mispricing, and Economic Outcomes; IMF Working Paper (2020) – Currently, R&R at the Economic Journal.

  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

Sites

  1. HelpLebanon Carrd

A landing page for donation and relief initiatives in sortable, actionable format. This site has received more than 2.5 million visitors, and estimated to generate between $2 to $10 Million in the days following the August 4th explosion.

  1. Live NBA Coach Metrics

A live website for estimates on coaching contribution above roster characteristics in the NBA.