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We try to demonstrate how economists may engage in research on comparative politics, relating the size and composition of government spending to the political system. A Downsian model of electoral competition and forward-looking voting indicates that majoritarian-as opposed to proportional-elections increase competition between parties by focusing it into some key marginal districts. This leads to less public goods, less rents for politicians, more redistribution and larger government. A modeldoi:10.3386/w6848 fatcat:fpyb3h7ozzbdhexqy5vfd63zsi