Prof. Raghavaiah holds an M.Phil in Applied Economics. He has undertaken a number of studies in his fields of interest and expertise, namely fiscal devolution, local self governance, historical studies and tribal development. Several articles published in national journals and newspapers on a wide range of topics ranging from agricultural credit, non-farm sector to international affairs. He has conducted many training programmes in areas such as entrepreneurship development, communication and skill development. He has also served as a member in a number of Committees. He has formerly been associated with organisations such as ICSSR, Centre for Excellence -IIMK and KILA.