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The simplest example is transportation cost. These external coordination costs may be heavy enough to outweigh the saving in internal coordination costs. In a box diagram such as Figure 2, transportation costs may be represented by shifting all points referring to the second individual to the left, thus narrowing the area between P'Q' and S T ' within which specialization is advantageous. The division of labor is thus limited by the extent of the market. 2 Imagine a population which is spread out, not necessarily evenly, along a road and which consumes a single commodity.
People's feet are of different 24 H. S. Houthakker sizes, and shoes are the more comfortable the more their size corresponds to the size of the foot. On the other hand, the unit cost of a pair of shoes of a given size decreases with the number of pairs of that size that is produced, because it is expensive to switch from one size to another. Hence people may find it preferable to wear cheap shoes that do not fit their feet exactly rather than expensive shoes made to their measure. Under free entry (or even under monopoly) there will again be a definite number of sizes that is actually produced.