عنوان مقاله [English]
FDI is counted one of important factor of growth and economic development in host countries that has had increasing process recently. Determinants recognition of FDI can be useful for developing countries. This paper considers determinants of FDI in Iran during 1980-2015.Mentioned analysis has estimated with GMDH neural network pattern for minimum mean square estimator. In addition, most variable was estimated through sensitivity analysis. The results indicate that degree of openness, rate of capital return, economic growth, human capital, broad money, R&D, instructions and corruption are determinants of foreign direct investment.