Worker Mobility and the Purchase of Low Co2 Emission Vehicles in France: A Datamining Approach

36 Pages Posted: 11 Sep 2017 Last revised: 9 Jun 2020

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Stephane Goutte

University Paris-Saclay, UVSQ, CEMOTEV, UVSQ.

Raphaël Boroumand

PSB Paris School of Business

Thomas Péran

ROLACC Geneva; Université de Paris - Centre Maurice Hauriou

Thomas Porcher

PSB Paris School of Business - Department of Applied Economics

Date Written: April 24, 2017

Abstract

This paper seeks to pattern a non-driven geographical classification of French departmental territorial units based on both mobility behavior and passenger car fleet composition. With no mathematical regression analysis but applying datamining methodology to behavior, consumption and geography variables, we have grouped French territorial units into 8 clusters with similar characteristics. The main results reveal that commuters' behavior with respect to the choice of transport mode varies substantially across clusters (rural and highly rural, urban and highly urban clusters, ...). Conversely, the structure of the French vehicle fleet and French car purchases in terms of engines, tax horsepower and CO2 emissions are similar. this finding should enable state organizations to implement differentiated public policies for environmental and industrial sectors. Alternatively, our paper should help industrial groups to better deploy their economic strategies in line with environmental concerns.

Keywords: CO2 emissions, Datamining, Cluster, Worker mobility, Passenger cars, France

JEL Classification: O18, P18, R11, R40

Suggested Citation

Goutte, Stephane and Boroumand, Raphaël and Péran, Thomas and Porcher, Thomas, Worker Mobility and the Purchase of Low Co2 Emission Vehicles in France: A Datamining Approach (April 24, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3034482 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3034482

Stephane Goutte (Contact Author)

University Paris-Saclay, UVSQ, CEMOTEV, UVSQ. ( email )

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Guyancourt, 78280
France

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Raphaël Boroumand

PSB Paris School of Business ( email )

59 rue Nationale
Paris, 75013
France

Thomas Péran

ROLACC Geneva

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Le Grand-Saconnex, Geneva CH-1218
Switzerland

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.rolacc.ch/

Université de Paris - Centre Maurice Hauriou

Paris
France

HOME PAGE: http://https://u-paris.fr/

Thomas Porcher

PSB Paris School of Business - Department of Applied Economics

59 rue Nationale 75013
France

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