Markus Trämer studied political science, economics and English language and literature until 2015 and completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the same time. During his studies he spent time abroad in Australia (University of New South Wales, Sydney) and in the People's Republic of China (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai). Since 2016, he has been doing his doctorate on the political science topic "Institutional Complementarities between Economic and Social Systems", attempting to integrate the fields of capitalism analysis and welfare state analysis and to explore the interrelationships between the two subject areas. From January 2016 to October 2017 Markus Trämer worked at the Chair of Policy Field Analysis and Political Economics at the Institute of Political Science under Prof. Dr. Daniel Buhr. Since 2017 he has been working at the Chair of Economic Education and Economic Didactics of Prof. Dr. Taiga Brahm, where among other things he is responsible for the coordination of compulsory internships in the Teacher Training Program in Economics (B.ed.). In addition, since 2016 he has also been involved in the "LebensPhasenHaus" project.
His work focuses on comparative capitalism and welfare state research, as well as on political economics in general. He is also interested in comparative political science, especially authoritarian and totalitarian regimes and their ideological foundations and self-preservation mechanisms.