Dr. Max Trecker

Dr. Max Trecker



Max Trecker was born 1989 in Strausberg. From 2008 to 2013 he studied history and economics at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the Central European University in Budapest. He was a scholarship holder of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation [Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes], and from 2013 to 2017 a scholarship holder of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies in Munich. He received his PhD in 2017 with a thesis on the coordination of economic relations with the Global South in the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA). From 2017 to 2020, he was a researcher within the research project on the history of the Treuhandanstalt at the Leibniz-Institute for Contemporary History Munich-Berlin.

Since May 2020, Max Trecker has been researcher at the GWZO in the sub-project »Socialist Development Models for the 'Third World'« of the Collaborative Research Centre 1199.

Work focus

  • Privatization outcomes in Central and Eastern Europe
  • The development of small and medium-sized enterprises in the 20th century
  • East-South economic relations in the Cold War period
  • History of economic thought

Current topic of research