Leaders in European Economics and Education

The statement “money makes the world go round” is more than hyperbole intended to promote capitalism. It’s a very real statement of world interconnectedness through the flow of goods and services. Finance and money are important aspects to the world around us, and one of the greatest predicators to individual success and prosperity can be the knowledge of money, and how it works on both small and large scales. Education on economics has never been in higher demand.

Understandably, with the current state of the world’s financial stability, or lack thereof, Economics has become a very important and investigated topic. Top class economists are in high demand. It isn’t enough, however, to merely go to a school and study their version of an economics course, which is why we’re going to be talking about some of the best schools in Europe to study at in pursuit of an economics degree.

Stockholm School of Economics: Stockholm, Sweden

SSE is well known, and operates internationally in countries such as Russian, Japan, Finland, and Latvia. The university collaborates with multiple leading universities in the world, and is a fully accredited university by EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System). It is the Swedish representative in the institution of CEMS (Global Alliance in Management Education), and the only Nordic representative in ICEDR(International Consortium for Executive Development Research). With such august support and from so many organizations, it’s easy to see how SSE made the list of one of Europe’s top economics universities. SSE has formed many business partnerships worldwide. A few of those include:

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  • Handelsbanken
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Electrolux
  • Telia Company

London School of Economics: London, England

Founded in 1895, LSE is ranked among the foremost universities in the world, alongside such names as Harvard, UC Berkeley, and Stanford. Sixteen Nobel Prize winners have been either LSE staff or alumni. More than thirty world leaders, past and present, have studied or taught at this prestigious university. This university is not content to merely sit on its laurels, however, and continues to this day to make plans not only for progress today, but continuing and expanding on their progress in the years to come. Notable LSE Alumni include:

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  • Mick Jagger
  • David Attenborough
  • Cherie Blair
  • Robert F Kennedy, Jr.

Utrecht University School of Economics

USE focuses on social themes to help divine the chaotic patterns of human behavior in the marketplace. With a focus on discerning the underlying forces both historical and contemporary that shape national cultures and socioeconomic development, Utrecht University is not bound by traditional echo chambers that simply parrot back answers handed down from previous studies and generations. USE offers multiple Master’s programmes, including but not limited to:

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  • Economic Policy
  • European Governance
  • Law and Economics
  • Multidisciplinary Economics

University College Dublin: Dublin, Ireland

The leading economics department in Ireland, UCD offers a diverse array of subjects and specialties to its students. Students of this excellent university have gone on to take up leading positions in government, business, finance, and academia. Among the top 25% in economics research in Europe(As rated by RePEc), a wide variety of journals worldwide have published material from members of this school. Individual members of the school participate in research at the UCD Geary Institute, and a wide range of associations and networks are linked to them, including IZA in Bonn, and CEPR and the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London. Journals which have featured work by members of this fine institute include:

  • American Economic Review
  • Industrial and Labor Relations Review
  • Journal of International Economics
  • Journal of Money Credit and Banking
  • Public Choice
  • Quarterly Journal of Economics


Higher education is becoming an increasingly vital part of our lives. With more and more knowledge required to stay competitive in commerce and government, the importance of selecting good colleges has become paramount. Second rate education is not merely a problem on paper, but can hamstring the career of a student for the rest of his or her life.