Cleveland State University, B.A., M.A.
University of Notre Dame, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Empirical analysis of the determinants of wages unemployment and job growth with a particular focus on urban/regional labor markets and on Poland as an exemplar of the transition economies.
The evolution of the macro economy and macro policy in the US and other countries.

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 and 2013-2014. 


  • Shanshan Liu, Thomas Hyclak and Krishna Regmi, “Impact of the Minimum Wage on Youth Labor Markets,” Labour, Vol. 30 No. 1, March 2016, pp. 18-37.
  • Shanshan Liu and Thomas Hyclak, “Employment Effects of US Minimum Wage Policy,” Zarządzanie Publiczne/Public Governance, Vol. 33 No. 3, 2015, pp. 5-15.
  • Thomas J. Hyclak, Chad D. Meyerhoefer and Larry W. Taylor, "Older American's Health and the Great Recession," Review of Economics of the Household, Vol. 13 No. 2, June 2015, pp. 413-436.
  • Thomas Hyclak, Geraint Johnes and Robert J. Thornton. Fundamentals of Labor Economics, Second Edition, Cengage, 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.