Lisa Faessler


My name is Lisa Faessler. I am a researcher in the field of cultural evolution and human behavior.

I am currently doing my Ph.D. in Management with Charles Efferson at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. I am part of the Organisational Behavior department and a member of the PaceLab.

My research

My research focuses on the evolution of social learning and decision-making, along with applications related to collective problem-solving. I use lab experiments, evolutionary modeling, and econometrics techniques to better understand social learning mechanisms and their consequences on the aggregate level, both on a global scale and within individual firms.

In my current work, I investigate the link between culture and fitness in Switzerland and the potential for applied cultural evolution to help prevent communicable and non-communicable diseases.