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Assistant Professor at the School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University

Akheil Singla is an assistant professor at the School of Public Affairs in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions. His research focuses on public financial management at the state and local level, with a specific focus on municipal debt markets and government financial health. Some of his recent work has explored municipal bankruptcy in cities like Detroit, Stockton, Vallejo, and San Bernardino. In addition, he has studied financial innovations like the use of interest rate swaps or other alternative forms of borrowing by state and local governments

Dr. Singla’s research has been published in venues such as Urban Affairs Review, Public Budgeting & Finance, and Public Administration. Before joining the School of Public Affairs, he completed his doctorate in Public Policy and Management at The John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University.


  • 2015–present
    Assistant Professor, Arizona State University


  • 2015 
    The Ohio State University, PhD