The PALO project (2017-2022) explored the problem of short-termism in public decision-making. The goal of the project was to examine time horizons and prospects of future-regarding decision-making among individuals, in their interaction, as well as within different political institutions. In addition, the goal was to explore what kinds of inclusive and participatory mechanisms could enhance future-regarding policymaking.

The PALO was a multidisciplinary research project involving political scientists, philosophers, economists, psychologists and environmental social scientists. The project explored the problem of short-termism from variety of perspectives, including philosophical and moral issues related to short-termism in political decision-making.