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A or B are optimally assigned to j according to the cost-minimization criteria wA/tjA ^ wBltjB or wA/wB sj tjA/tjB. Therefore, the A's are assigned to all activities for which their comparative advantage exceeds the relative shadow price of workers and similarly for the B's. However, there may be one activity for which the comparative advantage ratio just equals the shadow price ratio, in which case A and B are both assigned to that activity (this corresponds to a solution on a facet rather than a corner of the task possibility frontier).

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Thus substitution in the micro-technology or substitution in input technologies due to population heterogeneity are seen to have very similar implications. Figure 4 shows explicitly how final demand conditions influence the division of labour among activities and their valuations. The total activity vectors corresponding to each feasible division of output sum to a point on f(TltT2) and the slope of f(T{,T2) determines both the marginal worker and the relative market price ratio pjp2: any other relative price would not call forth the division of labour necessary to support that division of output.

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