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Thomas J. Hyclak

Interim Dean of the College of Business and Economics

Department of Economics: Professor
  • Cleveland State University, B.A., M.A.
  • University of Notre Dame, Ph.D.
Thomas Hyclak has been a member of the economics faculty at Lehigh since 1979. His research has focused on empirical studies of labor market outcomes, human resource management innovations, urban and regional economic issues and general themes in economics. In recent years he has taught principles of economics, intermediate macroeconomics, and a graduate seminar in empirical labor economics. He was chair of the economics department from 1999 to 2005 and interim dean of the College of Business and Economics from 2005-2007. He will again serve as interim dean during the 2013-2014 academic year.  
Research Interests
  • Determinants of wages, unemployment and job growth in urban and regional labor markets
  • Spatial factors in urban crime, office rents, and community development policies
  • The evolution of the macro economy and macro policy in the U.S. and other countries 
Selected Publications and Working Papers
  • Thomas Hyclak, Geraint Johnes and Robert J. Thornton. Essentials of Labor Economics, Second Edition, Cengage, 2013.
  • Thomas J. Hyclak, Chad D. Meyerhoefer and Larry W. Taylor, "Older American's Health and the Great Recession," Review of Economics of the Household, forthcoming. Published online: 21 May 2013.
  • Vera Adamchik and Thomas Hyclak, "The Evolution of Regional Wage Differentials in a Transition Economy: Evidence for Poland," Global Journal of Business Research, Vol. 7, No. 5 (2013), pp. 1-13.
  • Todd Watkins and Thomas Hyclak, "Why are Quit Rates Lower among Defense Contractors?" Industrial Relations, 50 (2011) 573-590.
  • Shanshan Liu and Thomas Hyclak, "The Impact of the Minimum Wage on Youth Labor Markets in the Great Lakes Region."
  • Marc Mechanic and Thomas Hyclak, "The Fortunes of Finance and Office Rents in Lower Manhattan."
  • Vera Adamchik and Thomas Hyclak, "Inter-regional Wage Differentials in Poland: the Impact of Climate Amenities."
Office Information
Office: RBC 411
Phone: 610-758-6725
Fax: 610-758-4499
Courses Taught
  • Principles of Economics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Urban Economics
  • Labor Economics
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