Greenspan the economic detective

Receiving his honorary degree on Monday 7 February, Alan Greenspan said that as an economic detective he has long found inspiration in the wisdom of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes.

Greenspan's comment came in a speech at the University of Edinburgh, where he received an honorary degree in a ceremony led by Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II.

Greenspan wore a gown of scarlet cloth with gold trim and praised the University of Edinburgh, "whose traditi