The 21 best universities in the world for budding economists Will Martin Finance Mar. 16, 2017, 3:00 PM 16. Bocconi University — Bocconi is the highest ranked European university for economics outside of the UK, according to QS. Economist Mario Monti, who was drafted in as Italy’s prime minister during the euro crisis, went to the school. Share Tagged In EconomyFinanceHarvardSingaporeStrategyuk Discuss Comments are closed.